|APRI Tacoma Executive Officers
|From Left to Right: Grover Johnson III-President, Marvin St.John-V President, Patty Rose-Secretary
Grover Johnson -(360) 981-8114
- LABORERS, INTERNATIONAL UNION OF NORTH AMERICA(LIUNA) NORTHWEST
REGIONAL ORGANIZING COALITION
- LEAD COMMUNITY ORGANIZER
AFRICAN AMERICAN CAUCUS BOARD MEMBER
Marvin St. John -(253) 861-5206
APRI is important to me because
it stands for an organization of ideas and principals very similar to my own aspirations and a positive force in the community.
I look forward to the opportunity of mentoring and assisting our youth, who are the most important part in the development
of our community.
In 1990, I became a member of
IBEW local 76 as an Electrician. Forced to retire in 2003, I am still very active in the union, “Brotherhood Committee”
and became a Shop Steward for the majority of my journeyman career. In addition, I became a senior counselor thru the
union counselor training program and actively assist in aiding our members in stress.
always been an avid voter registration advocate and happy to assist on a year round basis. I have manned the Democratic Booth
at the Puyallup Fair for many years. The idea of promoting,
"working for livable wages" is important to me, because luckily, I am a member who has benefited from a great union organization.
Had I not been a union member when I became ill and could no longer work, I fear to think what type of situation my family
and I would be in this very day. Fortunately, due to my union membership I was able to retire and continue to live with dignity
and respect. Due to the course of events in my life I feel A.P.R.I. is just the right fit for me as a person and truly honored
to serve with a group of dedicated citizens who have the same common goals in mind.
Patty Rose (253) 473-3810
Patty Rose was elected Secretary Treasure of the
Central Labor Council in the summer of 2002 and took office July 1st.
Prior to coming to the Labor Council, Patty worked
for the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) for 27 years. For much of that time,
she was the office manager and bookkeeper for the Tacoma Local.
In 1994 with the merger of the Tacoma and Seattle
locals, Patty became a union representative of SEIU Local 6, representing approximately 1,500 union members in 3 counties.
She negotiated contracts, handled grievances, conducted shop steward training, facilitated Labor/Management committee meetings
and organized new workers to become union members.
“My entire adult life has been spent fighting
for worker’s rights and promotion social justice. I can’t imagine doing anything else. I’m honored that
union members in Pierce County
have elected me as their secretary treasurer.”
In addition to her work as Secretary Treasurer
of the Pierce County
Labor Council, Patty also serves on the following Boards and Committees:
Way of Pierce County
– Board of Directors
- Pierce County Aids
Foundation – Board of Directors
Development Board – Board of Directors
Regional Blood Services – Board of Directors
County Community Service Labor Agency – President, Board of Director
- Washington State Labor
Council – Vice President – 6th District
Council Advisory Committee - Workforce
LONGSHORE LOCAL 23
Vance is President of the Pierce
County Central Labor Council and a Vice President of the Washington State Labor Council. He is also
a member of Longshoreman Local ILWU #23. Vance lives with his wife Kimberlie
in Tacoma, WA. And find pleasure
in singing and performing, often seen opening labor events with his guitar.
Sergeant at Arms
Marvin St.John and Roselynn Watson
Apprenticeship and Scholarship
Kathy Swan-(253) 627-8712