Brandon Flinn Elected Laborers District Council Business Manager

By on August 28, 2018

by Tom Finan, Executive Director, Construction Forum STL

Brandon Flinn, business manager/secretary treasurer at Laborers Local 42 was elected business manager of the Eastern Missouri Laborers District Council Monday evening (Aug. 28). Flinn will fill the position held for the last 11 years by Gary Elliott, who has been EMLDC business manager since 2006.

Brandon Flinn

Flinn has been business manager/secretary treasurer of Laborers Local 42 since 2007. Prior to that time he was a business representative and organizer for Local 42 for five years.

Knowledgeable sources said that the change in leadership came about primarily over financial issues relating to dues allocation among locals, and to management style.

Gary Elliott


Gary Elliott joined the Laborers union in 1979. He served as sergeant at arms, president, and business manager of Laborers Local 110. Elliott successfully ran for EMLDC treasurer in 2006. A short time later the business manager, Ernie Brown, had to step down because of health problems and Elliott assumed his post.

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