Teamsters Local 117's Legislative Affairs Coordinator Brenda Wiest was named to a 15-person task force assigned with putting forth a proposal to raise the minimum wage in the city of Tacoma.
Tacoma Mayor Marilyn Strickland put together the group as more and more Tacoma residents are demanding an end to poverty wages.
Brenda is a powerful voice in the labor community in our state, and especially in the city of Tacoma.
She was one of the driving forces behind the success of Tacoma’s Paid Sick Days campaign last year and testified at multiple public hearings on the issue.
She serves on the Emergency Food Network's Board of Directors, and on the Executive Board of the Pierce County Central Labor Council, where she has been effective at recruiting many Local 117 members to get involved.
Last year, she was honored at the Washington State Labor Council (WSLC) convention with the 2014 Elsie Schrader Award for the advancement of women in leadership roles and activism on behalf of women within the labor movement.
Congratulations, Brenda, on this achievement!