NFFE National Business Representative Jerry McCarty Joins IAM Organizing Department


February 6, 2024

The National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE) is proud to announce that National Business Representative Gerald “Jerry” McCarty has joined the Machinists Union as a Special Representative in the IAM Organizing Department. McCarty has served as a NFFE National Business Representative for nearly six years, proudly representing federal employees across the Southern Region.

As a Special Representative with the IAM, McCarty will be tasked with building membership through internal organizing focused on the federal sector. A significant part of this organizing will be continuing to grow the NFFE-IAM membership. Jerry will be working with the same small team of IAM organizers that was very successful in the federal sector in the past year.

Before Jerry joined NFFE field staff as a Business Representative in 2018, he was elected to the NFFE National Executive Council in 2016. Jerry was previously involved with the union as Vice President and Chief Steward of Local 2189, which represents employees at the Red River Army Depot in Bowie County, Texas. Jerry also served as a NFFE representative on the IAM Veterans Steering Committee.

“I thoroughly enjoyed my time with NFFE, and by taking this new position, I still get to work closely with NFFE headquarters staff and Business Representatives in the field to continue our organizing success,” said McCarty. “I’m happy to have been a part of that success over the past six years and I’m looking forward to expanding even more with the resources and investment of the IAM.”

“Congratulations to Brother Jerry on his new position with the Machinists Union,” said NFFE National President Randy Erwin. “Jerry has worked really hard over the course of several years to earn this. We are going to miss having him as our Business Representative in the Southern Region, but we are looking forward to continuing to work closely with him in this new capacity. I look forward to seeing what Jerry can accomplish in this new role.”