Jack McNally served as the Business Manager of IBEW Local 1245 for 21 action-packed years. To honor and commemorate McNally’s numerous contributions to the union, Local 1245 recently unveiled a new showcase at Weakley Hall, featuring a wealth of union memorabilia from McNally’s tenure, including photos, pins, plaques and awards.
Local 1245’s Executive Board invited McNally to the January Advisory Council meeting to see the new exhibit and share some of his memories from his time with the union. McNally recounted the many challenges he faced during the 80s and 90s, including regulatory changes, attempts to shutter power plants, and the Asplundh tree trimmers strike. Through it all, he credits his staff for his many successes.
McNally was clearly touched by the fact that the union chose to dedicate a showcase to him.
“It is a great honor for me, and I want to thank Tom and the E-Board very much,” he said.
Photos by John Storey