At the July 27th, 2009 Executive Board meeting the Board elected Thomas Cleary to the position of Recording Secretary. Brother Cleary had been serving as an Executive Board member since April 2007.
Recording Secretary Joseph R. Bechtold resigned effective August 1st. His resignation created the opening that is being filled by Brother Cleary.
Thomas Cleary was initiated into the Supply Division of Local 3 in November 1986 where he was employed by City Electric. He entered the ‘A’ Apprenticeship Training Program in 1988. Upon completion of his apprenticeship, he became active within the Affiliated Clubs of Local 3. He is a member of the Allied Union Social Club of Queens where he served as its president, the Catholic Council of Electrical Workers and the Westchester Mechanics Association.
As a member of Local 3, he has worked as an apprentice, journeyman, sub-foreman, and foreman. Some of the jobs he worked on include Shea Stadium, the St. Ann’s 80 Megawatt Power Generation plant in The Bronx and the Ravenswood 500 Megawatt Power Generation Plant in Queens where he was responsible for over 30,000 termination points. He is a member of the Wage and Policy Committee, Election Committee and the Labor Day Parade Committee.
Brother Cleary, a graduate of the Harry Van Arsdale Jr. School of Labor Studies, SUNY also has certificates of completion in OSHA 10 Construction Safety, Lockout/Tag Out and Network Installation and Training.
He has represented Local 3 as a delegate to the IBEW 3rd District Progress Meetings, NYS AFL-CIO Convention and the celebration of Local 6’s 100th Anniversary in the IBEW.