NEW YORK, NY — It is with a heavy heart that we report the passing of Gold Card Member and Retired Local 2 Business Manager Emeritus, Daniel “Danny” J. Kerins. Danny led Local 2 from 1967 through 1995 and was an IATSE Vice President from 1987-2004.“
Dan Kerins was smart, well educated, well read, well disciplined, tough, and a compassionate man,” Said Local 2 Business Manager and 8th International Vice President Craig Carlson. “His successful, almost three-decade tenure as Business Manager leading IATSE Local 2 is legendary, not only in Chicago, but throughout North America.” Danny was at the forefront of creating the tremendous foundation that the IATSE enjoys and builds on today. Local 2’s Annuity Plan is exclusively attributed to Danny, and he worked hard to fund it through countless difficult negotiations.“
Dan’s impact bettering the lives of stagehands will never be forgotten and his namesake will continue to grace Local 2’s Daniel J. Kerins Union Hall” Said Vice President Carlson. His contributions to Local Two and the IATSE were many, he will be missed. Danny was born February 28th, 1929 and was sworn into Membership in 1947, he was 91.