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 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 an owner/grower of Central Washington Pear and Apple orchards.

He serves on:

  • The Advisory Panel of the North Pacific Fisheries Management Council

  • International Pacific Halibut Commission Stakeholder Participant

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

  • Member of the Board of Directors for the Seattle Fishermen’s Memorial

  • Member of the Northwest Pear Research Subcommittee

Jim can be reached almost anytime at:

(206) 783-2922