Johns Biography - Local 120 AFSCME 

AFSCME Local 120 President - 12 Years

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From 1999 to 2012, John served 12 consecutive terms as President of Local 120 of the American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME).

During his tenure as President, he also served on the Executive Board of the Washington State Council of County & City Employees (WSCCCE) for 10 years, serving as the Scholarship Committee Chairman for 9 years.

John oversaw growth of the City of Tacoma Bargaining Unit during his tenure as President and Unit Chairman, including the organization of Business Analysts in the City IT Department, Click Cable TV employees and many project employees on the Business Systems Improvement Project (BSIP) in 2002.

He also served as the chief negotiator of bargaining unit contracts from 1999 to 1211.

His many labor relations activities over the years brought him together with elected officials such as Governor Christine Gregoire, US Representative Norm Dicks, US Senators Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell (photo by Jay Inslee), US Senator Ted Kennedy, Hillary Clinton, Vice President Al Gore and Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama.

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