John Flynn Retires as President of Bricklayers, Succeeded by Jim Boland
John J. Flynn, president of the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers, announced his retirement on February 22 at a meeting of the union’s Executive Council. Immediately following the announcement, he swore in Secretary-Treasurer James Boland as president, who then appointed new officers.
Flynn, who served as president since 1999, promised to continue to support and “be available to serve the union in any capacity” in his retirement. Boland, a member of Local 3 in California, is a former Local Officer and worked as a bricklayer, and stone and marble mason. A member of the International’s Executive Board since 1995, Boland was appointed as Secretary-Treasurer in 1999, and subsequently elected in 2000 and re-elected in 2005.
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