WASHINGTON, DC (FEBRUARY 10, 2022) – The Utility Workers Union of America (UWUA), AFL-CIO today announced National Vice President John Duffy will retire as of March 1, 2022. UWUA’s executive board recently unanimously elected Local 369 President Craig Pinkham to fulfill the remainder of the term.
“I’d like to thank John for his dedication to this organization,” said President James Slevin. “He’s been a fighter and a tough negotiator on behalf of our members for the last 15 years as vice president, as an officer for Local 1-2 and as a UWUA member for 48 years. On behalf of all of us at the UWUA, I congratulate him and wish him the best.”
Pinkham currently serves as president of UWUA Local 369 where he earned a reputation as a skilled negotiator, serving more than 3,000 members in 22 collective bargaining units at 13 public and private sector employers. Under his leadership, Local 369’s members won raises, job security and post-employment benefits while keeping the power and gas safely flowing across Massachusetts.
“I’ve known Craig for many years now since he started serving on UWUA’s executive board,” said Slevin. “I look forward to working with him in this new role and to having his fresh perspective as we move the UWUA forward.”
Chartered in 1945, the Utility Workers Union of America (UWUA), AFL-CIO represents 50,000 active members employed in America’s utility sectors including the electric, gas, water, and related professional and service industries. James Slevin is UWUA’s National President. For more information visit https://uwua.net.