General Counsel, Mechanical Contractors Association of America
John McNerney is General Counsel at the Mechanical Contractors Association of America. He also serves as executive director of government and labor relations at MCAA. He covers regulatory and legislative issues for MCAA and works together with other specialty construction employer groups in the Campaign for Quality Construction, an alliance of five other prominent national union-sector employers groups—TAUC, NECA, SMACNA, ICEBAC, and FCA. He also works on national joint labor/management relations issues and legislative and policy positions with his counterparts at the United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters, the national labor organization representing some 330,000 skilled pipe trades workers employed by MCAA members in the U.S. and Canada.
Before coming to MCAA in 1996, Mr. McNerney worked at the Associated General Contractors of America, serving as the association’s staff attorney and as counsel to the AGC Federal Building Procedures Committee for five years. He was that organization’s first Director of Contract Documents, and later served as Director of the Building Division, and later still as Director of Collective Bargaining Services, staffing the AGC union-sector members’ ongoing relations with the AFL-CIO-affiliated Basic Trades unions.
Before taking up professional staff employment with national construction trade associations, Mr. McNerney worked as senior legal editor at two national legal publishing firms in Washington, DC, writing labor and employment laws articles for the Research Institute of America, and covering the U.S. Supreme Court for the Daily Labor Report and the Fair Employment Practices Manual published by the Bureau of National Affairs.