In addition to serving as Business Manager of IBEW 98, John “Johnny Doc” Dougherty will soon lead another labor union based in Philadelphia.
According to Chris Brennan of the Inquirer, Johnny Doc will take over as Business Manager of the Philadelphia Building and Construction Trades Council.
The Council represents 115 local unions from 15 different organizations.
Incumbent, and Dougherty mentor, Pat Gillespie is handing over the reins on December 1st.
“John is tremendously suited for the challenges that confront the building trades council,” Gillespie stated. “I know he’ll do an outstanding job.”
“It’s personal,” Dougherty told Brennan of taking over for Gillespie. “It’s like a family thing.”