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.
Chris McClain has been a member of Local 86 since 1999 and graduated the Apprenticeship program in 2003. Since then, he worked as a JIW, Foreman and General Foreman. Chris volunteered for the Local as a Local Union Trustee from 2006 – 2009. In 2009 he came to work as the Dispatcher for Local 86 and was elected as a Business Agent in 2012 and In 2015 took on the additional role of Political Director. In 2018 Chris was elected as Business Manager of Local 86 Ironworkers and additionally, serves as 1st Vice President of the Pacific Northwest Ironworkers District Council.
Jason Fussell has been a member of Local 29 since 1998. Starting, like all Ironworkers, as an apprentice, in four years earned journeyman status and then his career included General Foreman and Superintendent. Th next "job" was Apprenticeship Instructor in 2009 and was promoted to Apprenticeship Coordinator in 2015. Under Brother Fussell's leadership, the Local 29 Apprenticeship Program received recognition for edxceeding the "Key Perforance Indicators," a rare honor from the International Iron Workers Union. In January 2020 Jason became the Local 29 Business Manager and responsible for the over allo peration of the local, established in Portland in 1901. It represents some 1,500 members in Oregon and Southwest Washington.
Brother Ladd began working iron at Griffard steel’s fabrication shop in Fairbanks Alaska in 2003 and went into the apprenticeship the next year. Anthony came up through the ranks to work as a Journeyman Ironworker in April of 2006. He has held more than a few positions in his career as an Ironworker, from Foreman to Superintendent, and Apprenticeship Instructor to Apprenticeship Coordinator. Anthony held the role of Business Agent/Organizer before becoming the Business Manager/Financial Secretary Treasurer in 2019. Anthony is a lifelong Alaskan that is married with three daughters, one son and one grandson.
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 an IMPACT Labor Trustee.