John Wund, a member of Local 79 since 1998, has been appointed to the position of Special Assistant to the President at the Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New York. The Building and Construction Trades Council, whose membership consists of the majority of the building and construction trade unions of New York City, plays a key advocacy role in assuring that developers and government officials understand the value of utilizing unionized labor on projects throughout the five boroughs.
Mr. Wund worked as a Laborer in the field, worked as an organizer for Local 79, and has been involved in different capacities with the Building and Construction Trades Council and with Build Up New York City for a number of years. According to Mr. Wund, being asked to play a key role in such an important organization “is an honor and a privilege.” He says the first thing he will put in his office is his shovel. This part of his office décor will constantly remind him of where he came from and the cause that he is furthering.
“John’s many years of experience working in a number of different capacities with the Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New York ensures that he will seamlessly transition into his new role with us, ” said the Council’s President Gary LaBarbera. “He is a first-rate organizer, administrator, and trade unionist, and I am thrilled that he is coming on board.”
Local 79 is proud to see one of our own selected for this position at the Building and Construction Trades Council and wishes John all the best in this new and exciting chapter in his career.