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James A. Williams

WILLIAM D. CANDELORI, JR. - Executive General Vice President

William Candelori, Jr. has been an International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) elected leader since 1982, beginning as a warden to Painters Local Union 1107 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and as a delegate to District Council 21, Philadelphia, PA.

In 1984 he was elected Business Representative to the District Council and in 1990 he was elected Business Manager/Secretary-Treasurer. Later, his expanded role included serving as Vice President of the Philadelphia AFL-CIO and as Vice President to the Philadelphia Building and Construction Trades Council, Executive Board member of the Pennsylvania Building Trade Council, along with being appointed to the Philadelphia Historical Commission. In 1996, the IUPAT members elected him to serve as Secretary-Treasurer of the IUPAT Eastern Regional Conference.

Just two years later, he became General Vice President of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, serving the Eastern Region, and President of the Eastern Regional Conference. In addition to his role as trustee to the Finishing Trades Institute (FTI), Apprenticeship Training and Education Program, and the Labor Management Cooperation Initiative (LMCI); Mr. Candelori also serves as a trustee to the Painters and Allied Trades Industry Pension Fund.

He was elected to executive general vice president in March 2013 by the IUPAT General Executive Board.