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James J. Claffey, Jr.

13th International Vice President

James J. Claffey, Jr., has served as President of IATSE Local One for 13 years. He is the proud son of a Local One member and has five brothers that are all members of the union. Mr. Claffey has worked as a Local One member since 1982, and began his career as a local union officer in 1996. He has served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Theatrical Business Manager, and President of Local One. He also serves as Vice President of the New York City Central Labor Council and on the New York State AFL-CIO Executive Committee.