Stadnick elected to fill position
AFTER NEARLY FIVE years as International Vice President of Canada, in addition to nine years as IVP of Western Canada, Joe Maloney retired Feb. 1 from a distinguished career in the Boilermakers. The International Executive Committee, by unanimous vote, elected Arnie Stadnick, Director of Canadian Industrial Sector Operation Lodge Services and Assistant Director – ISO, as Maloney’s replacement.
In 2005, the IEC unanimously elected Maloney to IVP Western Canada, and he was reelected at the last three Consolidated Conventions, in 2006, 2011 and 2016.
Maloney began his career as a Boilermaker in 1974 when he joined Local 128 (Toronto). As a graduate apprentice, Maloney worked as a fitter and rigger. He then served Local 128 in numerous capacities from steward to president and finally as business manager.
In 1992, he was appointed to serve as a general organizer for the union. A year later, he left the Brotherhood to work for the Canadian Building & Construction Trades Department (CBTU), the Canadian office of North America’s Building Trades Unions, as assistant to the executive secretary. In 1998, Maloney became CBTU’s director of Canadian affairs, and in 2000 he was elected to serve as its secretary-treasurer.
While working for CBTU, Maloney helped spearhead the U.S. Helmets to Hardhats (H2H) program, which transitions military veterans to civilian jobs in the construction trades. Engineering News-Record magazine named Maloney “2005 Man of the Year” for his work in creating an “innovative and outstanding program.”
When he left CBTU to take the position as IVP for Western Canada, he also led the effort to launch the H2H program in Canada.
After the retirement of Eastern Canada Vice President Ed Powers in 2014, Maloney assumed the IVP position for all of Canada.
During his nearly 14 years as an IVP in Canada, Maloney worked tirelessly for the Brotherhood. He was a vocal opponent of CETA, the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, between Canada and the European Union, which lacked protections for workers and wages. In addition, he acted as a proponent for the union through written editorials, political action and strong leadership.
In 2016, Maloney received the Meritorious Service Cross for his work in forming H2H the program in Canada. Created by Queen Elizabeth II, Meritorious Service Decorations recognize Canadians for exceptional deeds that bring honor to the country and also highlights remarkable achievements.
Maloney also served on the Boilermakers International Board of Trustees.
Stadnick has long history in Brotherhood
STADNICK, THE NEW IVP for Canada, joined Local 146 (Edmonton, Alberta) in 1982. After his apprenticeship, he secured a journeyman ticket in 1986. Stadnick worked in both the ISO and CSO divisions serving as an apprentice, journeyman, job steward, foreman, general foreman and superintendent on various job sites.
In 2005, he began working for his local as a business rep and assistant business manager. Local 146 members elected him business manager/secretary-treasurer in 2011 and again in 2013.
In 2015, Stadnick joined the staff as an International Rep and soon after, in 2017, he was appointed as the Canadian Director of ISO and Assistant Director – ISO.
Stadnick said he’s excited to move into this new role but will miss working with Maloney.
“In my time working with Joe he taught me a great deal,” said Stadnick. “His commitment to family and his dedication to the members has been inspirational. Joe is a forward thinker who leads by example with an ability to motivate people to do their best. He is a great leader who will be missed. I’ve been proud to work with him.”