Ron 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. Ron 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, Ron was elected as 9th General Vice President of the International Iron Workers. In January 2014, Ron was appointed to General Treasurer with the International Iron Workers; today Ron serves this great International Union as General Secretary.
Jeff is a third generation Iron Worker. He joined the Iron Workers Apprenticeship in Seattle, WA in September 1982. Beginning in March 2007, Jeff served on the Iron Worker Local 86 Executive Board and after working in the field for nearly 30 years. Jeff was elected Business Agent in February 2009 (and again in February 2012). Jeff was appointed to Business Manager/Financial Secretary-Treasurer of Iron Workers Local 86 December 1, 2013. In January 2014, Jeff was appointed to serve as Trustee for the Iron Workers District Council of the Pacific Northwest. In July 20156, Jeff was appointed to serve as 1st Vice President for the Iron Workers District Council of the Pacific Northwest.
Joe 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. Joe 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 Worker District Council of the Pacific Northwest. In July of 2011 he was appointed President of Local 29. In 2013 Joe 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 January 2014, Joe was appointed to serve as Secretary-Treasurer for the Iron Workers District Council of the Pacific Northwest.
Mike 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! Mike 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.
Mike 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, Mike enjoys rodeos, golf, and tending his yard.
John 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. He also serves as Trustee to the Iron Workers District Council of the Pacific Northwest.
Paul started his apprenticeship in Alaska Ironworkers Local 751 in 1987. He transferred to Portland Local 29 for several years and before returning to Alaska. Paul 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.
Phil 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.
Phil 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. Phil has been an Employee Trustee on the Shopmen’s 516 Pension Trust since 2008, Phil 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.
Michelle has worked in the Pacific Northwest District Council office since 2001. She was initated into Local 506 in 2014. Michelle holds dual bachelor degrees, a Juris Master, and a Master degree in Public Policy. She oversees the general management of the District Council office; including contracts, wages, and fringe benefits. Additionally, all government and legislative affairs, and political requests, including requests for contribution and endorsement should be directed to Michelle.
Tom initiated as a member of Iron Workers Local 598, Kalispell, MT in 1996 and became a member of Iron Workers Local 14, Spokane, WA when Local 598 was absorbed by Local 14 in 1999. Tom worked as an Organizer and then Business Agent under Donnie Patterson. He was appointed to the position of Financial Secretary/Business Manager in April of 2013 upon Donnie’s retirement. In addition to his duties and responsibilities with Local 14, Tom also serves as a Trustee to the Pacific Northwest District Council and is the TERO representative to the Pacific Northwest District Council. In January 2014, Tom was appointed to District Council Organizer where he serves the states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Alaska; and in 2015, Tom was appointed to Campaign Coordinator, where he continues to serve the Pacific Northwest and all western states.
Robert completed his apprenticeship training with Local 29. He was appointed to the position of Organizer within the Local in 2001 and has served the Building and Construction Trades Councils in Oregon, including serving as president of the Columbia Pacific Building trades. Robert was elected to Business Agent and Vice President of Local 29 in 2013; he became President of Local 29 in 2015. Robert has extensive training and education in construction and labor, with nearly 10,000 training and college hours. Robert was hired as District Council Organizer serving the Pacific Northwest District Council in 2016. Robert is bilingual.