John (Jack) T. Ahern is the elected Business Manager and Financial Secretary of the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Local 30, a chief executive leadership position he has held since 1996. Jack began his service with IUOE Local 30 as an Apprentice, and rose steadily within the New York-based mechanical and engineering workers’ union. As the leader of the IUOE Local 30, Jack has successfully negotiated hundreds of strong wage and benefit contracts on behalf of the 4,000 plus Local 30 members.
Jack is an elected Trustee of the International Union of Operating Engineers, and a Trustee of the IUOE Northeastern Conference. In addition to these leadership posts, Jack also serves as Vice-Chairperson to the NYC Municipal Labor Committee, Executive Board member of the New York Building Congress, a member of the Board of Trustees for Molloy College, and is on the board of the Emerald Isle Immigration Center.
Edward F. Ford
Edward F. Ford is one of the longest members of Local 30, starting with the Local in 1965. For the past 46 years, he served in many of our jobs. He started at Abraham & Strauss as a Stationary Fireman, and has held several positions at various locations, including Starrett City, Cogen and NYRA. He was an instructor in the Apprenticeship Training Department, a Shop Steward for 26 years, an Executive Board member for 10 years, Chairperson for the By-Laws & General Rules Committee, and is currently the Chief Engineer at Nassau Coliseum, a position he has held for the past 10 years. Ed has been the Local 30 President since 2001.
Robert Moccio began with Local 30 in May 1980 as a Mechanic. He has also worked as an Engineer and a Stationary Engineer at Bellevue and Manhattan hospitals. In 2000, he was appointed as a Union Business Agent and four years later, became the Local 30 Recording/Corresponding Secretary. Moccio is a second generation Operating Engineer.
Bill Lynn started with Local 30 in April 1990 as an apprentice. Having worked his way through the apprentice training program, Lynn knows first hand how important the Union is to members. He worked at South Oaks Hospital for 14 years as an Apprentice, Mechanic and Engineer. In March 2004, he became the Local 30 Dispatcher, and two years later, in June 2006, was a Lead Organizer. In September 2008, he was appointed as a Business Agent.
Hugh Murray, III
Hugh has been a member of IUOE Local 30 for more than 35 years. His family history with the Local dates back three generations. Hugh's father, Hugh Jr. served on the Local 30 Executive Board and his son is currently in our Apprentice program. Hugh has an Associate's Degree in Labor Studies and a Bachelor's Degree in Labor Management. Hugh has two licenses and is the Chief Engineer of the NYRA, a position he's had for the past 18 years.