J. Tom Baca
International Vice President - Western States Section
(Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, and the Islands of the Pacific)
J. Tom Baca began his Boilermaker career as a field construction worker in 1969. A member of Local 549 (Pittsburg, Calif.), Baca worked his way up the ranks, from steward to job superintendent, earning an appointment as an assistant business manager in 1994. He has served as both trustee and chairman of trustees on the Local 549 executive board, and became business manager/secretary-treasurer for Local 549 in March 2005.
A third-generation Boilermaker, Baca has been president of both the Contra Costa Building Trades and Central Labor Council, and a member of the executive board for that area’s NAACP chapter.
Baca was appointed union trustee to the Boilermaker-Blacksmith National Pension Trust in 2005. He also served on the Law Committee for the 31st Consolidated Convention in July 2006.
On February 1, 2007, he became International vice president of the Western States.