First indentured as an apprentice in Local 433, Los Angeles, in 1980, James McGuire has led an incredibly successful career as a dedicated Ironworker. During his 31 years in the Union, Mr. McGuire has served his local in a variety of capacities, including as a Business Agent for two years and as a nonpaid officer for 14 years, nine of which were spent as Vice President. For 17 years Mr. McGuire also taught all facets of the Ironworker trade as an apprenticeship instructor, but his keen attention to detail led him to show a particular affinity for miscellaneous metals and finishes, architectural panels, stairs, detailing and, most importantly, welding.
Mr. McGuire has said he is committed to meeting contractors face-to-face and addressing individual issues to help Contractors and Ironworkers grow market share together.
Mr. McGuire has also been a proud member of the Ironworker Motorcycle Club since its founding.