Bradley M. Karbowsky
Administrative Assistant to the General President, United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry of the United States and Canada
Brad Karbowsky was appointed an Administrative Assistant to the General President on December 1, 2016. Before this appointment, he had served as an International Representative for the territory encompassing Delaware, the District of Columbia, Virginia, and Maryland. He also supported the interests of sprinklerfitters throughout the UA.
Brother Karbowsky joined UA Local 669, Columbia, MD, in 1980. He completed his apprenticeship and spent 13 years working in the industry installing fire protection systems.
In 1993, he was elected Business Agent for Local 669, responsible for the state of Pennsylvania. He was a member of the Pennsylvania State Pipe Trades Executive Board for six years.
In 1999, Brother Karbowsky was elected Financial Secretary of Local 669 and served as Chairman of his local’s Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee.
In 2001, he was elected Business Manager, overseeing the day-to-day operation of the largest UA local union in membership and geographical area. He was also Chairman of various pension and health funds, totaling $4 billion in assets, and had been named to serve as a trustee on the UA Officers and Employees Pension Fund.
In 2008, Brother Karbowsky was appointed to the position of International Representative and assigned to the states of Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia, as well as working with the sprinkler sector. He was unanimously re-elected to this position during the 38th and 39th General Conventions.