John Murphy has been an Eastern Region Vice President since 1998. He spearheaded merger negotiations with the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employes and now serves as Director of the Rail Conference. Murphy has also been the Secretary-Treasurer of Local 122 in Boston since 1980. Murphy also serves as union co-chair of the Teamsters National 401(k) Plan and a Trustee on the union’s employee benefit funds. He has been a Teamster since 1969.