David Roche

General Vice President

David Roche is the Business Manager of Sheet Metal Workers Local 40 and President of the Connecticut Building Trades. He attended public school in Hartford and Graduated from A.I. Prince Vocational technical school. Dave joined the Sheet Metal Workers Local #40 in 1979 and has been a member for the past 34 years. Dave got increasingly involved with his local first being elected Conductor and then Vice-President before being elected President and then Business Manager in 2003.

Dave was also recognized for his leadership by being elected as President of the New England District Council of Sheet Metal Workers’ and in 2010 was elected as President of the Connecticut State Building and Construction Trades Council, and Executive Board Member of the Connecticut State AFL-CIO. Dave is also sees as one of the most important issues is his involvement in the Helmets to Hardhats program; this is a national program helping to employ our Veterans with jobs in the Construction Industry when they return home from duty. Dave has dedicated his life to representing workers’ and their issues and works tirelessly to advocate for job creation that pays fair wages and benefits.