IAM District 4 Directing Business Representative Dave Sullivan and former Eastern Territory Education Representative Doug Sizemore have been appointed Special Representatives in the IAM’s Eastern Territory.
Sullivan, a 28-year IAM member, initially joined the Industrial Union of Marine and Shipbuilding Workers of America (IUMSWA) when he began working as a shipbuilder at Bath Iron Works in Bath, ME in 1986. After the IUMSWA merged with the IAM in 1988, Sullivan served as a Shop Steward, Local Lodge Officer and on many committees at IAM Local S6 before joining the District 4 staff as a Business Representative representing Region 1 in New England. He would become the Assistant Directing Business Representative of District 4 before becoming Directing Business Representative in April 2014.
“Brother Sullivan is bringing a tremendous amount of experience with him to his new assignment,” said IAM Eastern Territory General Vice President Lynn D. Tucker, Jr. “District 4 is arguably the most diverse district in the IAM. From Bath Iron Works where he began his IAM career, to the legal professionals, lobstermen, aerospace, and service contract members, right down to Air Force One, he has gained a unique perspective servicing our membership.”
Sizemore, a 31-year IAM member, initiated into IAM Local 912 in 1985 while employed by GE Aircraft Engines in Evendale, OH. He served as a Steward, Chief Steward, Trustee and Delegate to the Cincinnati AFL-CIO. He was appointed to District 34 Organizer in 1998 and went on to serve as Business Representative, Directing Business Representative and Ohio State Council of Machinists Delegate. GVP Tucker appointed Sizemore to Eastern Territory Education Representative in 2003 and he was elected to serve as the Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the Cincinnati AFL-CIO Labor Council in 2006. He was appointed to serve on the General Board of the National AFL-CIO in January 2010. Sizemore has been assigned the responsibility for handling NLRB duties for the Eastern Territory and will work out of the regional office in Cincinnati.
“Doug returns to our staff having not only gained more experience within the labor movement, he continued to serve, and represent IAM members while at the Cincinnati Labor Council,” said Tucker. “During that time he built alliances, and relationships in the region, across Ohio, including the entire Tri-State area. Alliances that help to build the strength of working families, as well as IAM members, and it is with great pleasure to welcome him back to our staff.”