Born Dorchester, MA to Jack & Noreen Kelly.
Edzo Began his first Union job with the Boston Building Wreckers Local 1421, Laborers International Union of North America.
Edzo enlisted in the United States Air Force
Edzo was appointed as a Firefighter/EMT with the Boston Fire Department.
Edzo was elected as a Local 718 Delegate to the Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts.
Edzo was appointed as a Local 718 Delegate to the Greater Boston Labor Council.
Edzo was elected as a Trustee to the Boston Fire Fighters Local 718 Death Benefit & Welfare Fund.
Edzo was elected as a Division 1 Executive Board member representing 800 uniformed members of the Boston Fire Department.
Edzo was elected President of Boston Fire Fighters Local 718 IAFF, representing 1,600 uniformed members and 1000 active retirees of the Boston Fire Department.
Edzo is elected Legislative Agent for the Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts.
Edzo was elected President of the Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts, representing 12,000 union fire fighters and Emergency Medical Technicians across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. To learn more about Edzo's time as the President of the PFFM click here.
Elected Executive Vice President for Public Sector of the Massachusetts AFL-CIO representing 400,000 union members.
Appointed by the Governor as a Commissioner at the Department of Fire Services.
Appointed by the Governor as a Commissioner to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Group Insurance Commission. The GIC's FY2016 appropriation is $2.1 billion and covers over 435,000 people. The GIC is one of the largest healthcare purchasers in the northeast.
Graduated the Harvard Trade Union Program Class of 2015. Elected by his fellow graduates as the class speaker at the Graduation ceremonies.
While serving as Chairman of the PFFM EMS Committee oversaw the expansion of the scope of the committee. Under Edzo's direction, the committee successfully developed cutting edge legislation. After a lengthy and vigorous lobbying campaign, saw the Massachusetts Governor sign the first of it's kind legislation on Integrated Mobile Healthcare. A system that will fully incorporate: nurses, visiting nurses, home healthcare, hospital groups, payers and consumers.
Edzo Kelly and the PFFM partner with Clean Water Action to lobby for a ban, and phase out toxic flame retardants.
Edzo Kelly elected by acclamation to the Office of General Secretary-Treasurer of the International Association of Fire Fighters.
Edzo Kelly discusses Cancer in the Fire Service at the IAFF Cancer Summit
Edzo Kelly announces his re-election campaign for the Offfice of General Secretary-Treasurer of the International Association of Fire Fighters.
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