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Tim Mahern-Macias

Tim Mahern-Macias

Union Representative

Born in Houston, TX but raised in Omaha, NE, Tim isn’t too concerned about the Pacific NW weather because, well, “it’s better than Omaha!” He has a Masters’ degree in negotiation and dispute resolution and his impressive ré- sumé includes working for HUD, organizing for President Obama’s re-election campaign, working for an environmental nonprofit, and living in Japan for three and a half years. (He met his wife while there; they have a little girl named April who just turned 16 months and has recently learned one of those most critical of toddler tricks: how to make a kissy-face for the camera.) He had worked in Washington State for a while and his wife had taught for Lewis & Clark, so making their way back to the Pacific Northwest was an easy decision for their family.

When asked to sum up Local 555, Tim notes that some organizations out there are staffed with people just collecting a paycheck, or people whose functional groups are separated too much from the rest of the organization, but that here he feels a depth of concern for the members, a passion for the work we do, interconnectedness between departments, and a sense of welcome.


Knowledge is power!

Here are some of the most common things you’ll need to know.

  • The basics.

    If you’re new to Local 555, here’s a list of things you should be aware of. Possibly most importantly, you need to be familiar with your Weingarten Rights. If all you need is your contract, just fill out this form.

  • Questions you may have.

    Here’s a list of FAQs. If your question isn’t answered here, please either reach out to your rep (scroll up for their contact info), call the main office, and/or fill out the form at the bottom of the FAQ page with a suggestion for an addition to that page. If your question involves your health insurance and/or pension, the answer will almost always be “call the Trust office!” (866-796-7623)

  • Stay up to date.

    Whether you’re new or not, there’s a Quarterly Meeting near you to keep you informed and active. Have you moved or gotten a new phone number? Make sure your union has your current contact information. (If you are retired, your updated contact information should be sent to the Trust office instead.)

Contact your Rep

The fastest way to reach your Union Rep is to call or email them directly at the number above. If it’s easier for you to fill out a form here, please do so.

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