A message to our members
The Local 528 staff is here to represent and empower workers and their families. We educate, organize and negotiate collective bargaining agreements. We build alliances and forge partnerships with the dignity of labor as our guide.
The general membership is encouraged to participate in the decision making process including the seletion of leaders. We work as a team and each member has something to contribute and a talent to share. We look forward to seeing you at our monthly membership meetings and at work in the field.
In strength and solidarity,
Eric Coffelt has been a Local 528 member since 1996. He spent 10 years in the field, over 10 years as an Organizer and since 2015 he has been the the Business Manager. His primary task is to administrate the Local and its’ staff and represent the members of this Local.
Linda Riggs began working as the Office Manager for Local 528 March of 2017. She currently holds 19+ years of experience – 6 of those years at Valley Medical Center and 13 years at the Carpenters apprenticeship. She currently holds an Associate’s Degree as a business analyst and is working on her Bachelor’s in business Intelligence. Linda’s stellar communication, attention to detail, accessibility and extensive knowledge has been key in making our Local the best it has ever been as well as making sure each member feels valued and appreciated for the work that they do.
Joanne Moore began working for Local 528 as a Bookkeeper/Administrative Assistant in January of 2018. She holds an Associates degree in accounting. She has 2 years in the accounting industry and 7 years of medical and insurance billing. She is currently working on her Bachelor’s in accounting and has two teenage children. Joanne’s positive and upbeat attitude along with her commitment to our members makes her a great asset to our local.
Tommy Parsons Joined Local 478 in 1978, he then finished his apprenticeship in Tri-Cities in 1981, Tommy transferred his Books to Seattle from 1981 till 1990, Work then brought him to Local 630 in Hawaii until 1999. Tommy then transferred back to Local 528 where he is currently on his 3rd year as a Business Agent for our Local.
Jeff Ableman has been a member of Local 528 since 1990. He spent 18 years in the field and nearly 10 years of that on various Boeing Projects. Jeff became a Business Agent in 2008 and was responsible for the Greater Seattle Area. In 2015, Jeff became the dispatcher for Local 528 and he is a great resource for the other Business Agents. He is also a very skilled at limericks.
Marilyn Kennedy has been a member of Local 528 since 1995. She spent 21 years in the field and 13 years with Conco where she was a Foreman for 10 years. She has been the Unions' Recording Secretary since 2003. Along with the assignments delegated to her, she has made it a priority to seek out and recruit women into Local 528. She encourages the women of the Local to become active sisters with the Local and each other. Marilyn covers the East Side as a Business Agent.
Steve Peloquin is the Plasterers Business Agent for the past 15 months. He has been a union member for 27 years, spending most of his Field Time with JJ Jefferson.
Jose Belica has been a member of Local 528 for 23 years. He has been a Business Agent for 3yrs & 6mos. His area is all things South of Seattle. Jose primarily worked in the curb & gutter world.
Justin Palachuk has been a member of Local 528 since 1999 and has been a Business Agent since 2015. He manages Market Recovery and our Local 528 Members FaceBook Page. Justin has earned a Bachelors degree in Project Management at City University of Seattle, This program prepares students to become leaders in today’s project-based business world, utilizing strong business knowledge along with leadership and team-development skills and his education adds value to the dynamics of our team. His area is everything North of Seattle.
Joey Neff has been a Union member Since 2008, He is a Business Agent for the greater Seattle area. Joey Manages our new website and Media accounts, if you have a creative idea or suggestions feel free to reach out.
Nick Scott has been a union member since 2000. He has worked in many areas across the United States and has lived in Alaska since 2015. Nick’s jurisdiction covers 600,000 square miles of Alaska. He enjoys hunting, fishing and spending time with his family.
Kenn Johnson is the Business Agent/Instructor in Fairbanks. He has been a Union member for 20years. He has held the Officer/Instructor position for the past 4 and 3 years, respectively.
Sean O’Donnell has been a union construction worker for 19 years, with the last 5 as a member of Local 528. He has run been a lead at curb and gutter outfits, structural concrete companies, and on bridge work. He has a BA in project management from City University in Seattle. He has extensive experience in promoting unions, political action committee work, delegate work, and membership recruitment. Sean is one of the business agents responsible for monitoring the Seattle area going south.
Travis Metzger has been a Local 528 member since 1999. He has spent nearly 20 years in the field, almost entirely as a Foreman for large flatwork companies. He has been a General Foreman at the Conco Companies for the last 6 years.
Local 528 Union Officers, Union Trustees and Apprenticeship Coordinators
Elected leadership at the Local starts with the Business Manager/Financial Secretary. He/She oversees the operation of the Local. This includes supervising and directing the agents and staff, and making the financial decisions that keep our Local healthy and prosperous. The President of the Local is the Chairman of the General Membership meetings and ensures that the meetings are conducted according to our Constitution and By-Laws and Roberts Rules of Order. The other officer positions include: Vice President, Treasurer, Recording Secretary, Sargeant-at-Arms, six (6) Executive Board positions, two (2) Union Trustees and Health & Welfare and Pension Trustees. Members in Good Standing are encouraged to participate in the Local's democratic process.
The Local Executive Board is made up of 6 elected members. It also includes the President, Vice President, Business Manager/Financial Secretary and Recording Secretary. The Executive Board hears and deliberates charges filed against members, makes recommendations to the General Membership concerning expenditures and discusses any general Union business brought before it. They are a part of the checks and balances for our organization.
Members in Good Standing elect Delegates who represent the Local's interests at the International Convention, (held every five years), and at the Annual Northwest Conference. The Delegates our members elect to represent our Local have voting privileges, receive progress reports, financial statements and information about our International Union and take appropriate action on necessary items. Your Local Delegates also elect the International’s officers every five years.
Local 528 Union Officers, Union Trustees and apprenticeship coordinators
Tommy Parsons - President
Ed Case - Vice President
Jeff Ableman - Treasurer
Marilyn Kennedy - Recording Secretary
Jose Belica - Sergeant-At-Arms
Eric Coffelt (Business Manager)
Brett Dunnington, Jr.
Eric Coffelt -Health & Welfare/Pension (Chairman)
Tommy Parsons - Health & Welfare/Pension
Frank Benish - Health & Welfare/Pension
Justin Palachuk - Health & Welfare/Pension
Jim Geren (Local 72) - Apprenticeship
Mark Maher - Union Financial Trustee
Joe Harrington - Union Financial Trustee
Eric Coffelt - Business Manager/Financial Secretary
Jeff Ableman - Dispatcher/Cement Mason Business Agent
Jose Belica - Cement Mason Business Agent (South End)
Justin Palachuk - Cement Mason Business Agent (North End)
Tommy Parsons - Cement Mason Business Agent (Seattle)
Joey Neff - Cement Mason Business Agent (Seattle)
Marilyn Kennedy - Cement Mason Business Agent (Eastside)
Steve Peloquin - Plasterer Business Agent
Tommy Parsons - Cement Masons & Plasterers Apprenticeship Coordinator
Mike Raymond - Cement Masons Education Director / instructor Richard Dubois - Cement Masons instructor
Rosie Bernard - Plasterers Education Director