Working in the construction industry comes with a great deal of sacrifices. Many long hours, travel, and time away from family and friends. However, it also comes with a great deal of rewards. This past week, Local 2411 business agent, Robert Jeffers, presented James D. Moore with a “70 Year” membership pin recognizing his dedication to the UBC.
Moore joined Local 2411 in June of 1952. From the time he was 18 years old, Moore worked for many of Local 2411’s partnering contractors and eventually earned foreman ranking. It is uncommon to present a member with a “70 Year” membership pin, which speaks volumes to the amount of hard work and dedication Moore has given to the UBC over the last 70 years.
The pin signifies what it means to be a union member. Although he no longer has to pay his dues, Moore still keeps in touch with union members and tells stories of the lifelong relationships he developed along the way.
While he does not get out much, Moore likes to spend time in his yard and use his hands working around the house.
“Mr. Moore told me that if he was still able to get out there and keep up with the young guys, he would be more than happy to do so,” Jeffers said.
Local 2411 and the UBC would like to extend their thanks to Moore for his dedication to the brotherhood.