IAM General Secretary Treasurer-elect Dora Cervantes has appointed Porfirio “Josh” Diaz as a Grand Lodge Auditor, effective August 1, 2015. Diaz, a member of IAM Local 794, will serve lodges in Arizona, New Mexico, Southern California and parts of Colorado, Utah and Nevada.
“As an emerging leader in the IAM’s Young Machinists program, Josh will bring new ideas and young talent to the auditing team,” said Cervantes. “The General Secretary-Treasurers’ department is pleased to welcome Josh and look forward to the contributions he will make to our membership.”
Diaz’s career began in 2001 as an Apprentice in the Mechanical Measurements department at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, NM, where he became a Journeyman in 2007. Diaz served his Local and the New Mexico State Council of Machinists as Secretary-Treasurer from 2008 until 2012, when he was appointed by Western Territory General Vice President Gary Allen to serve as Communications Representative for the Western Territory.
Diaz was also a member of the Metal Trades Council Collective Bargaining Committee for the 2008, 2011 and 2014 negotiations between the Metal Trades Council and Sandia National Laboratories, while also serving as a Shop Steward.