Affrunti Elected to Chicago & Cook County Building Trades' Executive Board
Ralph Affrunti, who had served as Secretary-Treasurer of Local 67 Illinois and Tile Representative of Administrative District Council 1 of Illinois since 2009 and was also Terrazzo Craft Vice President of the BAC Executive Council, was elected Secretary-Treasurer of the Chicago & Cook County Building Trades in February and took office March 6th.
Affrunti joined former Local 89 IL (which eventually merged with Local 67 IL) with past service credit for his previous membership in the Finishers International Association, becoming a journeyman terrazzo mechanic one year later. He became Secretary-Treasurer of Local 67 in 2000, serving until its merger with Local 21. Affrunti's multi-faceted contributions to the Union were warmly acknowledged at the February Executive Council meeting by BAC President James Boland and other Council members. Pictured at the recent national Building Trades Legislative Conference in Washington, DC, from left, are Administrative District Council 1 of Illinois Secretary-Treasurer Mike Lowery, Brother Affrunti, and BAC Secretary-Treasurer Henry Kramer, a member and former officer of Local 74 IL.