D. David Haggerty
International Vice President - Northeast States Section
(Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia)
On July 16, 2011, the International Executive Council elected D. David Haggerty International Vice President – Northeast Section. Haggerty previously served as Director of National Construction Agreements (D-NCA), a position he held since his appointment in 2006 by International President Newton B. Jones. He simultaneously held the designation of Special Assistant to the International President.
As D-NCA, Haggerty worked out of a Washington, D.C., office representing the interests of the Boilermakers union across a range of labor-management agreements involving construction trade unions and contractors, including the General Presidents’ Project Maintenance Agreement (GPPMA), the National Construction Agreement (NCA), the National Maintenance Agreement (NMA), various specialty agreements, and project labor agreements (PLAs). As the Boilermakers representative, Haggerty participated in processing grievances involving multi-trade jurisdictions, among other responsibilities.
Haggerty began his career in the construction trades in 1974, working for his father at the Yorktown Oil Refinery in Virginia while attending Virginia State College, majoring in Industrial Arts Education. He was indentured into the Boilermakers Apprenticeship Program in 1977, through Local Lodge 45 (Richmond, Va.), graduating as a journeyman in 1980.
Haggerty was elected president of Local 45 in 1984 and also served as an assistant business agent from 1984 through 1988. He was elected business manager/secretary-treasurer for the lodge in 1993. In 1998, he was appointed as a safety rep for MOST (Mobilization, Optimization, Stabilization, and Training), a position he held until his appointment as D-NCA in 2006.