Let's give a warm Teamsters welcome to our new private sector Business Representative, Kris Fish. Kris joins the private sector team with 16 years of experience as a Teamster.
Kris became a Teamster in 1998 when he went to work in the warehouse at Pacific Seasonings. A year later, he moved to Nabisco/Kraft/Mondelez, another Teamster shop, where he worked for 14 1/2 years, with the last six years in the role of Shop Steward.
Kris was one of the founders of the Union’s Teamsters for Tomorrow (TFT) caucus, and he helped organize the first TFT conference in the country, which was held at Teamsters Local 117 in 2009.
“I want to achieve greater membership involvement in all areas to help make our Union a powerful force to be reckoned with,”
- Kris Fish
He is a hardcore Union activist and stood in solidarity with his Brothers and Sisters on strike at Seattle Cold Storage, UNFI, Coke, and Davis Wire. Kris was also instrumental in achieving the passage of the Sea-Tac Good Jobs ordinance that raised the minimum wage for thousands of low-wage workers around Sea-Tac Airport.
In recognition of his outstanding leadership qualities, Kris was hired as a Local 117 Business Representative, and he began his job on April 16, 2014.
Kris will have a diverse jurisdiction and will represent members in a variety of industries.