James Mahoney of Local 580 (New York) became an ironworker in 1982, working at all phases of the ornamental and architectural industry. As a journeyman, foreman and steward, he was known as a hard worker. James attended the New York State School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University, completing the two-year certificate program from 1991 to 1993. He was elected recording secretary in 1993 and elected business agent five times 1996 through 2008. In 2009, James was appointment business manager and elected to that position an additional two terms. James has served as chair of the Local 580 joint funds, delegate to the New York State District Council of Iron Workers and elected treasurer of the district council twice 2009-2015. Effective May 1, 2015, James Mahoney was appointed general organizer. Effective October 1, 2015, General Organizer James Mahoney was appointed general vice president by General President Eric Dean.
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