IAM International President Bob Martinez has announced the appointment of IAM District 74 Directing Business Representative Larry Young to the position of Midwest Territory Special Representative.
“On behalf of the Midwest Territory members and staff, I’d like to congratulate Larry Young on his appointment and welcome him to the Midwest Territory staff,” said IAM General Vice President Philip J. Gruber. “As the lone Business Representative of District 74, Larry successfully represented and serviced about 1,500 government, service contract and private sector workers. His dedication to working families and his community throughout his 37 years as a Machinist member has been unyielding. We welcome him on board and look forward to the contributions he’ll continue to make to our membership.”
Young, a Navy veteran, initiated into Norfolk, VA, IAM Local 97 at the then Naval Supply Center (now Fleet Industrial Supply Center) in 1982. He served in many different capacities from Shop Steward, Chief Steward, in-shop General Chairman, Trustee, Conductor-Sentinel, Newsletter Editor, Bargaining Committee Member, and Delegate to District Lodge 74 and the Eastern Virginia Labor Federation. He was elected to be a delegate to the last five Grand Lodge Conventions.
As a delegate to District 74, Young was elected to several positions such as Conductor-Sentinel, Trustee, Vice-President and President. As a delegate to the Eastern Virginia Labor Federation, Young was elected to several positions such as Conductor-Sentinel, Treasurer and President.
In 1997, Young was appointed to the position of Assistant Directing Business Representative/ Organizer for District Lodge 74. He was appointed to the position of District 74 Directing Business Representative/Organizer in 1999.
In addition, Young has been appointed to several MNPL Planning Committees. He’s also served on the executive boards of the AFL-CIO of Virginia, United Way of Hampton Roads, Opportunity Inc. Norfolk, VA, and as Vice President of the Hampton Roads Chapter of the A. Philip Randolph Institute.
His appointment is effective May 1, 2017.