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Officers & Staff Info
President
Steve Pendergrass
Brother Pendergrass was intiated as an apprentice member of Iron Workers Local 86, Seattle, WA in July 1981. He became a journeyman in 1984. Brother Pendergrass was elected as Vice President of Local 86 in 1997, and later as Executive Board member of the Local Union. He was elected as Local 86's Financial Secretary/Business Manager in 2000. In addition to his duties and responsibilites to Local 86, Brother Pendergrass was elected 2nd Vice President of the Iron Workers District Council of the Pacific Northwest in 2004. After serving four years in that position, he was elected 1st Vice President of the Pacific Northwest District Council. In July 2012, Brother Pendergrass was elected President of the Washington State Building and Construction Trades Council. On December 1, 2013, Steve was appointed to the position of International General Organizer as the International Representative serving the Pacific Northwest District Council, including the states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Alaska, Wyoming, and Utah. In addition to his duties and responsibilites to the International Iron Workers, Brother Pendergrass also serves as President of the Pacific Northwest District Council.
He is extremely proud to follow in the footsteps of his father, Mike, and his grandfather, Dutch, as a third generation Iron Worker with Local 86.



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(425) 771-4766
President Emeritus
Ronald Piksa

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.




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Phone:
(202) 383-4800
1st Vice President
Vacant

2nd Vice President and Secretary-Treasurer
Joe Bowers

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.




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Phone:
(503) 774-0777
3rd Vice President
Mike McDonald

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.




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Sergant-At-Arms
Lonzo West

Trustee
John Morse

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.




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Phone:
(509) 927-8288
Trustee
Paul Carr

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.




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Phone:
(907) 563-4766
Trustee
Phillip Casciato

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 2014Additionally, he serves as a District Council Trustee and an IMPACT Labor Trustee.




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Phone:
(503) 257-4743
Political Coordinator
Michelle Frisk

Sister Frisk has been with the Pacific Northwest District Council office since 2001. She is a member of Local 506. Sister Frisk holds dual bachelor degrees, a Juris Master, and a Master degree in Public Administration. She oversees the general management of the District Council office; including contracts, wages, and fringe benefits. Additionally, all government and legislative affairs, political requests, including requests for contribution and endorsement should be directed to Sister Frisk. 




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Phone:
(425) 771-4766
Campaign Coordinator
Tom Tanner

Brother Tanner 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. he worked as an Organizer and then Business Agent. He was appointed to the position of Financial Secretary/Business Manager in April of 2013. In addition to his duties and responsibilities with Local 14, Brother Tanner also served as a Trustee to the Pacific Northwest District Council and the TERO representative to the Pacific Northwest District Council. In January 2014, he was appointed to District Council Organizer where he serves the states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Alaska; and in 2015, Brother Tanner was appointed to Campaign Coordinator, where he continues to serve the Pacific Northwest and all western states. In January 2018, Brother Tanner was appointed to the position of General Organizer, continuing his organizing duties within the Pacific Northwest and Western States.




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Phone:
(425) 771-4766
District Council Organizer
Robert Camarillo

Brother Camarillo 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. Brother Camarillo was elected to Business Agent and Vice President of Local 29 in 2013; he became President of Local 29 in 2015. Brother Camarillo has extensive training and education in construction and labor, with nearly 10,000 training and college hours. He was appointed to District Council Organizer serving the Pacific Northwest District Council in 2016. Brother Camarillo is bilingual and is available to assist our membership.




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Phone:
(425) 771-4766
District Council Organizer
Ben Piksa
Brother Piksa is a member of Local 86, Seattle, WA. In 2016, he was hired to serve as District Council Organizer to the Pacific Northwest District Council, serving the states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Alaska, Wyoming, and Utah.


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District Council Organizer
Perry Willard
Brother Willard was initiated in Local 86 in 2000. After working in the field, he went to work for the State of Washington in the Labor and Industries Division, where he ensured the safety of Iron Workers, and all Building Trades members. In 2015, Brother Willard joined the staff of the District Council as an Organizer, where he assists with organizing efforts throughout the Pacific Northwest, including the states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Alaska, Wyoming, and Utah.


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Phone:
(425) 771-4766
Community Organizer
Diana "D" Wu
Sister Wu became a community organizer for the Pacific Northwest District Council in 2016. In addition to serving the states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Alaska, Wyoming, and Utah, Sister Wu also serves as a community organizer in California. Sister Wu has a long history for advocating for worker's rights, and living wage jobs for members of the community.


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Administrative Assistant
Isabella Beaver
Isabella joined the staff of the Pacific Northwest District Council in 2017. Isabella oversees the day to day operations of the District Council and Local 506. All general membership questions should be directed to Isabella. Additionally, Isabella is bilingual and can assist our Spanish speaking membership.


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