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Executive Director

James J. Johnson

Jim brings nearly 30 years of Maritime Labor Relations experience to the Union.

He is a graduate of the University of Washington, holds a Master’s of Public Administration Degree from Seattle University and has had extensive training from the Cascade Executive Program at the Evans School of Public Affairs, University of Washington.

Prior to working in state government in the labor relations for King County for over 20 years, where he helped managed the labor relations function for the county and specialized in complex labor negotiations, Jim got his start in the maritime industry as a representative of maritime industry workers.

Jim has a passion for food production and is a Central Washington Commercial Pear Orchardist in the Wenatchee River Valley with Peshastin Hi-Up Growers selling through the Stemilt Rushing Rivers Brand.

How he participates:

  • The Advisory Panel member of the North Pacific Fisheries Management Council

  • International Pacific Halibut Commission Management Strategy Advisory Board and Conference Board member

  • Member of Washington State Maritime Trades (AFL-CIO)

  • Board of Directors Member - The Seattle Fishermen’s Memorial

  • Washington State Tree Fruit Research Commission - Northwest Pear Research Subcommittee member

Jim can be reached almost anytime at:

(206) 783-2922