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Area union leader passes

August 26th, 2020 by WCBC Radio

Brian George Malloy, a longtime local union leader, has passed away following a nine-month battle with stage IV lung cancer. 2020, at UPMC Western Maryland while holding the hands of his wife and daughter.
In 1979, Malloy was initiated into the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers ("IBEW") Local Union 307 in Cumberland. Brian was elected president of Local 307, in 1986. During his time as president, Brian served as local union organizer and assistant business manager. He held these positions until 1991, when he was appointed business manager. During his tenure as business manager, he also served as a member for a five-year term on the Council on Industrial Relations (CIR), secretary‐treasurer of the Western Maryland Building and Construction Trades Council, area vice‐president of the Maryland State and DC AFL‐CIO, member of the Maryland Governor's Economic Development Taskforce, and member of the Maryland Judicial Nominating Committee. Brian was also active in the community during this time, volunteering to install fans in all classrooms at Saint John Neaumann, his daughter's elementary school, coordinating security and parking for the Rocky Gap Music Festival, and fundraising for important local initiatives and organizations. Brian was elected as business manager three times, until his appointment as an international representative assigned to the IBEW's Fourth District, in 2001.
Brian served the IBEW as an international representative until 2017, when he became the international vice president of the IBEW's Fourth District, overseeing the business of the IBEW's Local Unions across Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia and advocating on behalf of its over 52,000 members and their families. Of the 775,000 active members and retirees of the entire IBEW,


Private services conducted by Father Eric Gauchat of Our Lady of the Mountains Catholic Parish were held on Aug. 25, 2020.
In accordance with Brian's wishes, he was cremated.
Due to the unprecedented COVID-19 Pandemic, and Brian's over 40-year dedication to the labor movement, friends will be received at a drive-by visitation to be held on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 7, 2020, from 1 to 5 p.m. outside of the Malloy residence.

Malloy was 60
















One Response to “Area union leader passes”

  1. August 26, 2020 at 4:30 pm, MARTIN D FORNWALT said:

    Brian was a wonderful man, and Union Brother to we at Local 307 IBEW. He was our Business Manager, and a great friend to us all. We will miss you deeply Brian. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. And my Local Brother’s and Sister’s. God bless! RIP.


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