Rich has a lifelong history with Teamsters Local 231. His father was a proud member of Local 231 working in the freight and moving and storage industries. Rich knows what it is like to grow up in a family of 7 people who were supported on one Teamster income, with wages and benefits that were fought for over decades. Rich started his career as a local 231 member in 1991 at Yellow Freight. He served many years as shop steward and was a trustee on the Local 231 executive Board for several years prior to becoming a Business Agent in 2010. Rich became Local 231 Secretary-Treasurer in September of 2012. He currently serves on the Washington Teamsters Welfare Trust as a Trustee and serves on the Joint Council 28 executive board as a Trustee. Rich is the Joint Council 28 Freight Division Chair and Union Co-chair for the Teamsters’ and Employers’ Board of Adjustment. He was also a member of the UPS Joint Council 28 and Western Region Negotiating Committees for the 2018 contract negotiations.
Rich represents: ABF Freight, Peninsula Truck lines, United Parcel Service Bellingham and Burlington, Waste Management and YRC Freight.
Jennifer represents: City of Anacortes, B & P vending, City of Bellingham Supervisory and Professional, Coupeville School District, Island County Deputy Prosecutors, Morse Distributers, City of Oak Harbor, Draper Valley Farms, Skagit County PUD and Whatcom County Master Unit. She also assists with UPS.
Daron started his career as a Teamster in 1999 serving the citizens of Skagit County as a Juvenile Corrections Officer. He became a shop steward in 2000, where he was a dedicated advocate for his fellow employees; and, in 2011, Daron joined Local 231’s Executive Board where he steadfastly served the members of the Local. He served in both capacities through January of 2014. In February of 2014, Daron joined the staff at Local 231 serving the members of the Local as a Business Representative. He has not looked back since and continues to look forward to the future utilizing his experience and dedication to work hard in serving the members of this great Local Union. In September of 2018 Daron was appointed Recording Secretary on the Executive Board for Teamsters Local 231.
Daron represents: Construction (AGC); (including Haskell, Lakeside and Snelson), Darigold, City of Everson, City of Lynden, Miles Sand and Gravel, Skagit County Courts and Parks, Skagit County Juvenile Corrections, Whatcom County Corrections and Master Unit.
Currently works at Mount Vernon School District.
Currently works at Waste Management.
Heather represents: Associated Petroleum Products, Bellingham Cold Storage, Cascade Ambulance, Commercial Cold Storage, EPL feed, City of Ferndale, LTI, Inc, Milky Way, RDS, Reisner, Sanitary Service Company, Vienna Cleaners and Whatcom PUD. Heather is also the Political Coordinator for the Local Union.
Gunnar represents: Aramark Uniform Services, Americold Burlington, Americold Lynden, Bellingham School District, Bellingham Technical College, Bimbo Bakeries, City of Blaine, City of Burlington, Ferndale School District Transportation, Town of LaConner, City of Mount Vernon, Mount Vernon School District Transportation, Northwest Farm Foods and City of Stanwood.