Brother Piksa initiated as a member of Iron Workers Local 114 - Tacoma, WA in February 1974. He became the Business Manager of Local 114 in 1987 a position in which he served until Local 114 was merged into Iron Workers Local 86 - Seattle, WA in 1999. He continued to serve Local 86 until 2000 when he was appointed as an International General Organizer where he served as the International Representative to the states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Alaska. He also served as President to the Iron Workers District Council of the Pacific Northwest from 2000 until 2014. In 2011, Brother Piksa was elected as 9th General Vice President of the International Iron Workers. In January 2014, he was appointed to General Treasurer with the International Iron Workers; today Ron serves this great International Union as General Secretary, elected to that position in 2016.
Brother Morse was initiated into Iron Workers Local 14, Spokane, WA in 1988. John is a second generation ironworker. In August 2011 he was hired as the Organizer for Local 14. In April 2013 he was appointed President of Local 14. In January 2014 John was appointed to Financial Secretary/Treasurer and Business Manager of Local 14. He was elected to Financial Secretary/Treasurer and Business Manager in June 2014; where he continues to serve today. Brother Morse also serves as Trustee to the Iron Workers District Council of the Pacific Northwest.
Brother Bowers was initiated into Iron Workers Local 29 Portland, OR apprenticeship in January 1997. He became a journeyman in 2000. He was appointed as the Organizer for Local 29 in October 2004. Brother Bowers was elected to the Examining Committee and reappointed as the Organizer in 2005. In 2008 he was elected Vice President of the local and reappointed as the Organizer for the third time. In 2011 he was elected to serve as Vice President, Business Agent and a Delegate to the Iron Workers District Council of the Pacific Northwest. In July of 2011 he was appointed President of Local 29. In 2013, Brother Bowers was elected to President and Business Agent of Iron Workers Local 29 and a Delegate to the Iron Workers District Council of the Pacific Northwest. In July 2015, Brother Bowers was appointed to serve as Financial Secretary/Treasurer-Business Manager of Local 29 and Secretary-Treasurer for the Iron Workers District Council of the Pacific Northwest. In December 2016, Brother Bowers was elected to continuing serving as Financial Secretary/Treasurer-Business Manager of Local 29.
Brother McDonald was initiated into Iron Workers Local 27 on April 1, 1966, and earned his Journeyman book in January 1969. He has been working as an ironworker since 1966; 51 years! Brother McDonald has been elected to many positions within Local 27, and of the Nevada CLC, Building Trades, Democrats, AFL-CIO, etc. He has been a distinguished representative to and for the Iron Workers throughout his career.
Brother McDonald earned his bachelor degree in Labor Education from the National Labor College, and additionally has completed trade school. He has numerous certifications including MSHA, OSHA, CWI, CWE, AWS Weld Facility Auditor, Certified Welder, SMAW, FCAW, GMAW, GTAW.
In his free time, he enjoys rodeos, golf, and tending his yard.
Chris was elected Financial Secretary-Treasurer/Business Manager of Local 86 in 2017; prior to that he served as Business Agent, Political Director and other leadership positions within the Local Union. In addition to his position in the Local Union, he also serves as Trustee to the District Council, NW Health & Welfare, and IMPACT.
Brother Carr started his apprenticeship in Alaska Ironworkers Local 751 in 1987. He transferred to Portland Local 29 for several years and before returning to Alaska. Brother Carr was elected President of Local 751 and then became Business Manager/FST in November 2012. In addition to his duties and responsibilities as current Business Manager, he also serves as a Trustee to the Pacific Northwest District Council.
Brother Cascaito was born and raised in SE Portland; he graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1973. He joined the Union in July 1974 while working for Portland Wire and Iron from 1974-1980. He took some time off to travel and returned to work at NPS in 1983. Phil was hired on at Fought & Company in January 1987 and remained at Fought until July 2014. Brother Cascaito worked on the loading & material handling crew at Fought. He was on Swing Shift for 23 years and in 2010 he moved to Day Shift. As Chief Shop Steward he helped negotiate four contracts at Fought & Co in 2007, 2010, 2011 and a re-opener in 2013. He has been a delegate to IMPACT and a delegate to Pacific Northwest Iron Workers District Council. Brother Casciato has been an Employee Trustee on the Shopmen’s 516 Pension Trust since 2008, he has held the office of Trustee for Shopmen’s Local 516, he was elected Vice President of the Local in June 2011 and elected Business Manager in June 2014. Additionally, he serves as a District Council Trustee and an IMPACT Labor Trustee.