In order to best represent its members, the UWUA is always looking to maximize the power and potential of its officers and staff. The appointment of National Executive Board member Dan Hurley to the position of Region I senior national representative and moving Bob Mahoney to director of Special Projects will do just that — position the UWUA to take advantage of opportunities in the industry.
Dan Hurley, Senior National Representative Region 1
Prior to his appointment to the National Staff, Dan Hurley was the president of Local 369, located in Braintree, MA. He was elected a UWUA Executive Board Member-at-Large at the 28th Constitutional Convention in June 2007, and held the position until the June 2011 convention. He was again elected to the board in December 2012, reelected at the 2015 convention, and then resigned from the position when he became a staff member on September 14, 2015.
In addition to being president of Local 369, he served as vice president of the MA AFL-CIO and vice chairman on the Board of Directors for the Members Plus Credit Union.
Prior to his election as Local 369 president in 2011, he served as secretary- treasurer. He received his Juris Doctor in 2013 from the Massachusetts School of Law and an undergraduate degree at the University of MA Boston in 2008. During his 14 years as an officer of Local 369, he led dozens of successful contract negotiations.
Bob Mahoney, Director of Special Projects
Bob Mahoney has been a utility worker for 37 years. He started out working in a substation as a member of Local 454, which merged with Local 369, for a company that is now part of National Grid in Massachusetts. In 1997, he became of field organizer for the National Union and was promoted to national organizer in 2000. After three years of doing that important work, he was made a national representative for Region 1 and a senior national rep in 2007.
He now moves into the position of UWUA Director of Special Projects. Bob will focus on securing first contracts for new members, as well as the more difficult organizing projects working with National Organizing Director Bob Houser.