The construction industry's highest-ranking labor leader, Robert Georgine, 67, has announced he will be retiring from his position as president of the AFL-CIO's Building and Construction Trades Dept., effective April 15. His term of office expires in July.
Named as interim BCTD president was Edward Sullivan, general president of the International Union of Elevator Constructors.
ENR magazine reported that United Association general president Martin Maddaloni was under consideration for the job and may run for it when the BCTD holds its convention in July. An industry source with close ties to the UA told PM that Sullivan was selected over Maddaloni for the interim position in an 8-5 vote by BCTD union heads. Maddaloni did not return our call.