Andy Hardy is the former provincial president of Local 1190 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), representing more than 1,500 employees, including tradespersons, operations workers, maintenance repair workers and labourers working mainly at the departments of Transportation and Infrastructure as well as Tourism, Heritage and Culture. He is also a member of the Common Front for Social Justice and the Coalition for Pay Equity, and a graduate of James M. Hill Memorial High School in Miramichi.
Hardy is involved in his community, having served on the Miramichi Hockey Board, coached baseball in the Napan and Chatham associations. He also served as Head Coach of the James M. Hill High School Hockey team. He served on the Napan Recreation Council.