President of the Building and Construction Trades Department Mark Ayers Has Died

Washington DC–(ENEWSPF)–April 9, 2012.  Mark Ayers, president of the Building and Construction Trades Department (BCTD) and an AFL-CIO vice president, passed away Sunday morning.

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said: “I am deeply saddened by Mark Ayers’ passing. We join his family in commemorating this extraordinary leader and friend.”

Prior to his election in 2007, Ayers served as the director of the Construction and Maintenance Department of the International Brotherhood of Electric Workers (IBEW). A U.S. Navy veteran, Ayers also chaired the Union Veterans Council.

Source: aflcio.org