Timothy J. Driscoll succeeded to the Office of President of the International Union effective January 1, 2020, when former President James Boland retired. Driscoll had served as Secretary-Treasurer since 2017 and an International Union Executive Vice President from 2010 to 2017.
Driscoll, a second-generation bricklayer, joined BAC Local 3 Massachusetts in 1985, where he served his apprenticeship and worked as a journeyman bricklayer on numerous commercial and institutional projects throughout the Boston area. Traveling for work in the early 1990’s, he eventually settled in the Washington, D.C. metro area and joined Local 1 Maryland/Virginia/D.C. in 1992.
Driscoll’s service with the International Union began in 1995 when he joined the IU’s Government Relations department, later becoming Assistant to the President. In 1999, he was promoted to Director of Trade Jurisdiction, vigorously and successfully defending BAC members’ work opportunities in scores of matters over the course of the next decade. During that time, Driscoll also served on the AGC Basic Trades Committee, the National Maintenance Agreement Policy Committee, and administered various other National Agreements on BAC’s behalf, working with many of the Union’s largest signatory contractors.
As Secretary-Treasurer, Driscoll has overseen the International Union's financial and administrative operations and has been instrumental in shaping the IU's communication, publication, education, and government relations initiatives. Driscoll for years also has led the International Union’s efforts to address emerging new products and systems in our industry, enhancing work opportunities for signatory contractors and BAC members alike. Well known since his early work in Trade Jurisdiction, Driscoll is recognized throughout the building trades industry for his judgment and strength, reasoned approach to issues and ability to solve problems and get things done.
He holds a BS in Economics from the University of Maryland, and is a graduate of the Harvard Trade Union Program.