(Board Chair), CT State Council of Machinists (Retired)
John Harrity, Board Member, East Hartland, CT. John serves as Chair and is a founding member of the Board of the Connecticut Roundtable on Climate & Jobs, a statewide coalition with a major impact on Connecticut’s response to climate change. John also serves on the Board of the Connecticut Green Bank, a quasi-public agency that in 5 years has leveraged $1 billion in private/public investments in CT renewables, creating 13,000+ jobs. John was also a founding member and vice chair of the CT Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Coalition, a fuel cell industry group. John just retired from 38 years of active involvement in the Machinists Union, including 32 years on staff as an organizer, communications director, legislative coordinator and business rep. John is a recipient of the IAM’s Bob Kalasky Outstanding Achievements Award for communications.
John served as President of the CT State Council of Machinists from 2012 to 2018. He also represented CT labor on the CT Employment and Training Commission and the Manufacturing Innovation Fund Advisory Board. John has a BA from the University of Connecticut and an MA from the University of Massachusetts in Labor Studies. John started as a Vertical Turret Lathe operator at Pratt & Whitney in 1979.