Damon Armstrong was elected Treasurer of Local 3, IBEW upon Educational and Cultural Trust Fund Director Michael Yee’s resignation in January 2020. Damon is a second-generation member of Local 3, IBEW. He was initiated in October 2002 and received his “A” card in October 2008.
Damon graduated with a diploma in the Electrical Trades from William E. Grady Career and Technical High School in Brooklyn, New York. He subsequently earned an associate degree from Kilgore College and a bachelor of science degree from Florida International University. He went on to receive an associate degree from the Harry Van Arsdale Jr. School of Labor Studies at SUNY Empire State College.
Before becoming a Local 3 electrician, Damon worked at Local Union 1502 of DC-37, AFSCME, where he served as chapter chairman and worked as a shop steward.
In nearly two decades at Local 3, Damon has worked with more than ten contractors, including Five Star, Zwicker and E-J Electric. He is presently a foreman at Arcadia Electrical Company. He has many certifications and has taken numerous courses including Supervisory Training, OSHA Safety, Conflict Resolution and Diversity.
Damon is a member of the Colony Club, the Keystone Club and has served on the Executive Board of the Bedsole Kingsboro Club. He is also a member of the Lewis Howard Latimer Progressive Association and the Electrical Workers Minority Caucus, in which he has served as Sergeant at Arms. He attended the 30th Annual Leadership Conference as a delegate. He has served on the Wage and Policy Committee and the Diversity Committee. Damon is active in his community and remains a long-time member of the Brooklyn and New York Chapters of the NAACP.
In 2018, Damon was elected to the Examining Board of Local 3.
Affectionately known to friends as “Tiny,” he grew up in a union household. His mother and father were both shop stewards in their respective unions. He looked up to them and looked forward to working as a Local 3, IBEW electrician like his uncle, Cleveland Moore. Damon is proud to continue his family’s legacy in the trade union movement. He is happily married to Delane Armstrong.