Dorchester resident Michael Monahan will leave his leadership post at International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 103 this month to take on a new role based the union’s regional headquarters in Connecticut. Monahan will remain in Boston and is expected to stay on as board member of the Boston Redevelopment Authority.
He will be replaced as the local’s business manager by John Dumas, who was elected to fill out Monahan’s term on Tuesday.
“I leave Local 103 with enormous pride for what my team has and will continue to accomplish,” said Monahan. “As a fourth-generation IBEW member, I have an unwavering commitment to serve my union when called upon. My new job will enable me to facilitate advancement on a larger scale so future tradespeople can attain rewarding careers.”
Monahan’s final day at Local 103 will be September 22. The 2nd District, led by International Vice President Frank Carroll, covers 40,000-plus IBEW members and over 50 local unions across New England.
Dumas, a 37 year veteran of Local 103, has served as the union’s president for the past 18 years. He is a graduate of UMass Boston and a
1995 graduate of Harvard University’s Trade Union Program. He will nor run all of the day to day operations of the union.
“As the next Business Manager of Local 103, I want to continue the progress that has been made and sustain the long term vision set forth by Rich Gambino and Mike Monahan before me,” said Dumas in a statement.