It was rumored late Thursday and confirmed on Friday that Dana Brigham resigned his post as general president of the International Union of Elevator Constructors (IUEC) and will retire effective September 1st. His replacement has not yet been named.
Brigham was a third generation elevator constructor from Local 10 (Washington DC). He started in the business in 1966 and spent three years in the Marine Corps (1968-70) serving in Vietnam.
He served in various post in Local 10 and was elected Business Representative in 1985 and later Business Manager in 1991. He was elected International assistant general president in 1998. He rose to the IUEC top post after former general president Edward Sullivan was elected to head the Building and Construction Trades Department of the AFL-CIO.