Mike Gallagher has been re-elected to a fifth term as business manager of Local 793 of the International Union of Operating Engineers.

Gallagher, who has led the local for 16 years now, was re-elected to another four-year term when ballots were counted on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012.

“I am grateful that Local 793 members across the province have once again put their faith in myself and the rest of the executive team,” he said. “The union once again has a strong and dedicated leadership team in place and we are looking forward to working on behalf of the members.

“Union members gave us a strong mandate and we will continue to work on the issues that are important to Local 793, such as health and safety, organizing and negotiating good settlements.

“We will make sure that this union continues to progress and remains healthy and on stable financial footing well into the future.”

Gallagher has been in the construction industry for more than 30 years.

He first became business manager of Local 793 on Dec. 17, 1996. Prior to that, he was a business rep and then labour relations manager with the union.

He is active on numerous industry committees and boards, and is also a general vice president with the International Union of Operating Engineers in Washington, D.C.

The following were also elected, re-elected or acclaimed to Local 793 executive positions:

  • President – Joe Redshaw
  • Vice-President Rick Kerr
  • Recording-Corresponding Secretary – Joe Dowdall
  • Financial Secretary – John W. Anderson
  • Treasurer – Alex Law
  • Executive Board – William Boyle, Joel Collens, Brian Alexander, Ron Hillis, Bob McQueen, Bob Turpin
  • Auditors – Steve Deady, John Monti, Robbie Hierons
  • Trustees – Jonathan Sprung, Andre Chenier, Robert Taddei
  • Guard – Shane McComb
  • Conductor – Brad Sisler