Michael J. Barnes has served on the Executive Board since 1998. He has been a member of IATSE Local 8 since 1987. Barnes has served as Business Agent for Local 8 since 1991 and he is a Vice President for the New Jersey AFL-CIO.
The IATSE is a family tradition in the Barnes family. His Grandfather became a member of Local 8 in 1917, his father joined in 1947. Barnes has three brothers, a sister, and uncles, cousins and nephews who are also members of IATSE.