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 a Central Washington Commercial Pear Orchardist 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)
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: