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  • Officers & Staff
    Executive Board Member - Business Manager & Secretary-Treasurer

    Christopher Darker

    Business Manager Chris Darker joined Local 792 in 1996 following his retirement from Law Enforcement. He served as a Labor Relations Representative and Organizer. Appointed to Assistant Business Manager in 1998. He was first elected to Business Manager in May 2000. Chris is the Chief Executive for the Local, serves as the Local Secretary-Treasurer, a Political Captain for LiUNA PSW, and a Coordinating Committee Member for the LiUNA Public Employee Department. Chris served one term as Vice President of the Five Counties Central Labor Council 2010-2012.

    APPOINTED TO STAFF.  July 1996

    APPOINTED.  Assistant Business Manager 1998-2000

    ELECTED.  May 2000 Business Manager

    EDUCATION. B.A., Union Administration and Leadership, National Labor College, Maryland. Certification - Labor and Management Relations, U.C. Davis. Administration of Justice San Bernardino Valley College 1986.

    VETERAN. U.S. Air Force.

    ASSIGNMENT(S). - Redding HQ Administration, Negotiator, Local Political Captain, Secretary-Treasurer, LiUNA PED Instructor. Serves as Co-Chair of the Public Employee Political Council of Shasta County (PEPC) and advisor to the UPEC Rural Courts Coalition. 

    MEMBERSHIPS. International City/County Management Association (ICMA), Peace Officers Research Association of California (PORAC), Shasta County Peace Officers Association, California Police Officers Association, Pointman Leacership Institute (PLI global). Retired Public Employee Association (RPEA).

    DELEGATE.  Central Labor Council & 2016 LiUNA Convention of Members.

    COMMUNITY SERVICE. Redding Asphalt Cowboys (www.asphaltcowboys.org), Shelby's Rules (www.shelbysrulesfoundation.com), Pointman Leadership Institute. (www.pliglobal.org)




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    530-276-3065
    Labor Relations Manager

    Steve Allen

    Steve Allen started Local 792 in June 1995. He was appointed as the first Business Manager by LiUNA Vice President Max Warren. He served as Business Manager 4 years. He has worked as a Labor Relations Representative and Organizer for Local 792. He was promoted to Senior Labor Relations Representative in 2000. He was promoted to Labor Relations Supervisor in July 2013 and Labor Relations Manager in July 2015.  

    APPOINTED TO STAFF.  June 1995. Served as Business Manager June 1995 - May 2000

    EDUCATION. B.S., Human Resources Management, Sacramento State College. Certification in Labor and Management Relations, Honors, at U.C. Davis.

    CURRENT ASSIGNMENT. Labor Relations Manager. Serves all areas. Negotiator. Handles grievances, disciplinary actions, Internal Affairs Investigations. Immediate Supervisor for Labor Relations Representatives and Manager.

    DELEGATE.  2016 LiUNA Convention of Members




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    530-604-4874
    Office Manager

    Cindy Walton

    Cindy Walton joined UPEC in November 2013. Cindy was raised in Redding CA., she lived in Germany for 10 years and in San Francisco before moving back to Redding in 2001. Cindy has over 30 years experience in Customer Service and has a long history of working and managing in an office environment. She is married and has two children.

    APPOINTED TO STAFF.  November 2013 

    CURRENT ASSIGNMENT: Redding HQ - Administrative & Member services

    COMMUNITY SERVICE:  Shasta Rose Society, Redding Asphalt Cowboys




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    530-245-1890
    Business Accountant

    Karen Campbell, MSA

    Karen Campbell started at Local 792 in January of 2016 as the Business Accountant at the Redding Headquarters. She has worked in customer service for over 8 years and has 3 years of managerial experience. Karen is advanced in Microsoft Excel, and also has experience preparing income taxes for students and single filers.

    APPOINTED TO STAFF.   January 2016

    EDUCATION.  Karen has her A.A. in Business Administration, and a B.S. in Business Administration with a major in Accounting from Humboldt State University. She graduated with her Master’s Degree in Accountancy from Sacramento State University in December of 2016.

    ASSIGNMENT(S).  Karen is responsible for accounts receivable, accounts payable, invoicing, and various spreadsheet projects. She does the organization’s annual budget, handles all funds and investment accounts, and applies intricate financial analysis when needed. She also prepares the tax exempt tax return and the Department of Labor LM-2 Report. 




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    530-245-1890
    Executive Board Member - Labor Relations Representative

    Ryan Heron

    Ryan Heron has served UPEC since July 2013. Ryan was appointed to the executive board in 2016. Ryan's past experience includes working in the legislative department for the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO. Contributor for The Progressive Press.

    APPOINTED.  July 2013

    APPOINTED.  Executive Board Member June 2016

    EDUCATION. B.S. Labor and Industrial Relations 2008. M.S. Human Resources & Employment Relations 2012. Pennsylvania State University, PA

    AREA ASSIGNMENT. Monterey, Sacramento and Bay Area. 

    ASSIGNMENT(S). Executive Board Member, Labor Relations Representative. Grievances, Disciplinary Actions, Internal Affairs Investigations, Organizing Team, Delegate to the Five Counties Central Labor Council.




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    530-949-3801
    Executive Board Recording Secretary - Labor Relations Representative

    Ron Copeland

    Ron has been a member of UPEC Local 792 since January 2009 and became an Executive Board member in November 2013.  He was a member of the Shasta County General Unit as an Eligibility Worker III before joining the UPEC staff in January 2016.  Ron’s prior paralegal and law clerk experience includes representing employees at administrative hearings.

    BOARD APPOINTMENT.  Executive Board Member November 2013

    ELECTED.  Executive Board Member May 2015 

    APPOINTED TO STAFF.  Labor Relations Representative February 2016

    APPOINTED.  Executive Board Member Recording Secretary April 2016

    EDUCATION.  J.D., McGeorge School of Law, Sacramento, CA 2004; B.A., California State University - Chico, Chico, CA (Political Science) 1994; A.A., Shasta College, Redding, CA (General Education) 1992. Certifications:  Mediation, Paralegal, Social Security Administration Work Incentives Education Planner.

    ASSIGNMENTS.   Assists members with disciplinary actions, grievances, internal affairs investigations, negotiations, and organizing. 

    DELEGATE.    5 Counties Central Labor Council.




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    530-941-0393
    Executive Board Member - Labor Relations Coordinator

    Christine Perry

    Christine Perry has served UPEC since 2005 beginning as a consultant. Christine has over 33 years of success running her own business in advertising. Christine works closly with members in building the brand, setting up fund raisers and organizing new members into the Local. In June 2014 Christine was promoted to Field Operations Assistant. Christine works with the Labor Relations Representatives meeting monthly with bargaining units to provide information and assess their needs. She works with the International union to provide health and safety information, recruiting stewards and promoting member events. Christine was appointed as the Field Operations Coordinator July 2017.

    APPOINTED TO STAFF.  January 2008

    APPOINTED.  Executive Board Member June 2016

    EDUCATION. Masters Degree - Registered Nurse

    ASSIGNMENT(S). Redding HQ - Serves all areas. Coordination of Standing Meetings, Special Events, and Organizing. Media & Marketing Services.

    DELEGATE.  5 Counties Central Labor Council. 2016 LiUNA Convention Delegate.




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    530-949-4055
    Labor Relations Representative

    Barbara Ramey

    Barbara joined UPEC 792 in February 2016.  She comes from the public school system where her passion for supporting and protecting employees was fostered.  She is a past president of a chapter of the California School Employees Association (CSEA).  She also served for many years as negotiation chair and chief job steward.  She credits her internship with CSEA as the single greatest training she's experienced.  She brings to us her skills in team work, leadership and extensive negotiation experience and representational experience. 

    APPOINTED TO STAFF.  Labor Relations Representative March 2016

    EDUCATION: Barbara is currently completing her M.A. in Negotiation, Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding through CSU - Dominguez Hills; B.A., Labor Studies, National Labor College, Maryland;  A.A. University Studies, Shasta College

    CURRENT ASSIGNMENT: Labor Relations Representative.   Barbara works out of the Redding Office.  She has assignments in Lassen, Butte, Tehama, Glenn, Colusa and Shasta Counties.  She assists unit members with grievances, disciplinary actions, internal affairs investigations, negotiations and organizing.

    DELEGATE:  5 Counties Central Labor Council




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    5302451890
    Legislative Advocate

    Libby Sanchez

     

     

    APPOINTMENT.   January 2011. 

    EDUCATION. J.D., 1997 Case Western Reserve University School of Law. B.A. 1994 Alma College. Double Major in History and English Literature. U.C. Davis School of Law 1996-1997. Immigrant Rights Clinic.

    OFFICE.  Sacramento

    ASSIGNMENT. Sacramento Legislative Advocate




    Organizer Intern

    Keshav Kumar
    A student at UC Santa Cruz and resident of Shasta County. Keshav will be working for UPEC June - August 2017 as an Organizer Intern. He is assigned to Internal organizing and membership projects during his internship.


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    Executive Board Member - President, Regional Leader, Trinity Regional Leadership Council

    Mike Cottone

    Mike is a Program Manager with Trinity County Health and Human Services, where he has been employed since 1999. Previous positions include Eligibility Worker, Fair Hearings Officer, Social Worker, and Social Worker Supervisor. He has been a steward since 2001 and has served on the Executive Board as the Trinity Region Representative since 2003.

    ELECTED.  Executive Board Member - President May 2003

    MEMBER.  Trinity Management-Confidential Unit

    EDUCATION. M.S. in Human Services - Social and Community Services
                     B.A. in Liberal Studies - Sociology/Political Science

    CURRENT ASSIGNMENT(S). Regional Leader, Trinity Regional Leadership Council

    DELEGATE.  2016 LiUNA Convention of Members




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    530-623-0451
    Executive Board Member - Vice President

    Steve Suske

     

    ELECTED.  Executive Board Member  - Sgt. At Arms May 2006.  

    APPOINTED.  Executive Board Member Vice President  July 2013

    ELECTED.  Executive Board Member Vice President May 2015

    MEMBER.  Shasta County General Unit

    ASSIGNMENT(S).  Shasta General Unit Leadership

    DELEGATE. Five Counties Central Labor Council. 2016 LiUNA Convention of Members




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    Executive Board Member

    Bob Shockley

    A member of UPEC Local 792 and the Lassen County General Unit since May 2011.  His current positions with Lassen County are Software Support Specialist II and HIPAA Security Officer for the Health and Social Services Super Agency. He spent more than 35 years in the private sector in various positions within Information Technology (IT) before coming to the public sector.

    APPOINTED. Executive Board Member May 2014

    MEMBER.  Lassen County General Unit

    ELECTED.  Executive Board Member May 2015

    VETERAN. U.S. Marine Corps

    ASSIGNMENT(S). UPEC Executive Board; UPEC Executive Board Communications & Technology Strategic Planning Committee; Lassen County General Unit Steward.




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    Executive Board Member

    Twyla Carpenter

     I started my career with Shasta County on 4/24/2009, at the Auditor’s Office, as a Senior Account Clerk.  I transferred and promoted to the Probation department as an Accounting Technician, on 6/14/2010.  My current position is an Agency Staff Services Analyst II.   Before that I have worked in the private sector starting with Record Searchlight for 17 years, and Moss Lumber for 13 years.

    APPOINTED.  Executive Board Member August 2015 

    MEMBER.  Shasta County General Unit

    EDUCATION. Shasta College AS-Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting.  Certificate-Accounting.  

    DELEGATE.  Five Counties CLC. 2016 LiUNA Convention of Members




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    Executive Board Member - Regional Leader, Shasta - Tehama Regional Leadership Council

    Maureen Robison

    Maureen Robison was elected on UPEC Executive Board in 2015. Maureen has worked for Shasta County Health & Human Services, Public Health Department for 17 years as a Senior Public Health Assistant & Child Passenger Safety Technician Instructor.

    ELECTED.  Executive Board Member May 2015

    MEMBER.  Shasta County General Unit

    ASSIGNMENT(S).  Regional Leader, Shasta-Tehama Regional Leadership Council




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    530-949-2140
    Executive Board Member - Regional Leader, Butte Regional Leadership Council
    Robin Lee

    BIO.  Robin was appointed to the UPEC Executive Board in May of 2015. Robin has worked for Butte County since March of 2008. Her current position is for the Public Works Department as a Landfill Scale House Attendant, Senior. Her prior county position was as Deputy County Clerk for the Registrar of Voters Department.

    ELECTED. Executive Board Member May 2015

    MEMBER.  Butte County Skilled Trades Unit

    ASSIGNMENT(S). Regional Leader, Bargaining Team

    DELEGATE.  Butte-Glenn Central Labor Council

    COMMUNITY SERVICE.  Forbestown Ridge Fire Safe Council, Forbestown Advisory Council 

     




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    530-680-3037
    Executive Board Member - Regional Leader, Sacramento Regional Leadership Council

    Kelly Newell

    I am an Information Technology Analyst (ITA) 2 for Sacramento County. I have been a Sacramento County employee since 1989 but an ITA since 2002. I’m currently working in the Department of Technology, DHA Support Division. The prior county positions I’ve held were Motor Vehicle Operator, Building Security and Human Services Specialist.  I am currently working towards a baccalaureate degree in Business - Management Information Systems (MIS) at CSUS.

    APPOINTED.  Executive Board Member June 2013

    ELECTED.  Executive Board Member May 2015

    MEMBER.  Sacramento 028 IT Unit

    EDUCATION.  AA - Human Services, Social Services and Business Transfer;      AS - Microcomputer Applications; Certificate - CIS-Database

    ASSIGNMENT(S).  Regional Leader, Sacramento Regional Leadership Council

    DELEGATE. Sacramento County CLC




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    Executive Board Member - Regional Leader, Santa Clara-Santa Cruz Regional Leadership Council

    Robert DeLong

    Robert is in his 28th year as a professional State Certified Journeyman Mechanic. He currently holds the title of Fleet Maintenance Worker III and Fire Mechanic III/Master Mechanic at the City of Milpitas. Prior to joining the City of Milpitas 18 years ago, Robert was employed by Transportation Design Manufacturing (TDM) as a Junior Engineer/Program Manager working on their alternative fuel and electric vehicle program.
    What launched Roberts union leadership participation was becoming Shop Steward for the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Local 1101 (IAMAW) over 20 years ago. Since then he's held various union leadership roles through his career. To present he is in his third term as President for the Milpitas Employee Association (MEA) and is also an Executive Board Member with UPEC 792, Santa Clara region.

    MEMBER. Milpitas Employees Association

    APPOINTED.  Executive Board Member January 2013

    ELECTED.  Executive Board Member May 2015

    EDUCATION.
    California Fire Mechanic Academy; Master Fire Mechanic
    General Motors Training Center; Technical Training Program
    Ford Motor Company Technical Training Center; Generator Certified
    IAM Automotive Apprenticeship 4 Year Program
    Evergreen Valley College

    ASSIGNMENT(S). Regional Leader, Santa Clara-Santa Cruz Regional Leadership Council. President Milpitas Employees Association.

    DELEGATE.  South Bay Central Labor Council Delegate

     




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    Executive Board Member

    Norm Infusino

    Since 2006 he has been a member of UPEC Local 792. In 1992 a union was formed at Golden Gate National Recreation Area, and he has been a proud member of LIUNA.  A plumber/pipefitter by trade along with being the Chief Shop Steward at The Presidio Trust since 2001.

    ELECTED.  Executive Board Member May 2012

    MEMBER.  Presidio Trust Unit

    EDUCATION: - B.A. Labor Studies, San Francisco State University 2005
    Graduate degree in Public Administration, San Francisco State University 2009




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    Executive Board Member - Regional Leader, Monterey Regional Leadership Council
    Margi Perotti
    APPOINTED.  Executive Board Member August 2015

    MEMBER.  Carmel By The Sea General Unit

    ASSIGNMENT(S).  Regional Leader Monterey Regional Leadership Council




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    Executive Board Member- Sergeant at Arms
    Pam Power

    Pam was appointed by the Executive Board in 2016 as Sergeant At Arms.

    APPOINTED.  Executive Board Member - Sergeant at Arms  June 2016

    MEMBER.  Shasta County General Unit

    DELGATE.  2016 LIUNA Convention of Members

     




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    408-607-7792
    Regional Leader - Lassen Regional Leadership Council

    Orlando McElmurry

    Orlando has been a member of UPEC Local 792 since Sept of 2014. He is currently a member of the Lassen County general unit. His current position with Lassen county is as a Behavioral Health Case manager II.  Orlando is a proud 4th generation Lassen county resident. His past experience and passion consists of working in mental health, education and with his family’s local business.  His back ground in behavior, social institutions, organizations and diversity dimensions provides him a foundation for labor relations.

    APPOINTED.  Regional Leader August 2017

    MEMBER.  Lassen County General Unit

    EDUCATION.  Bachelor of Arts in Sociology -California State University San Bernardino Associate of arts in Liberal studies- Chaffee College

    VETERAN.   United States Marine Corps

    ASSIGNMENT(S).  Lassen Regional Leader.  

    COMMUNITY SERVICE.  Masons of California Lassen-Janesville Lodge 149 ,  B.P.O.E #2142,  Knights of Columbus Susanville, E Clampus Vitus Chapter 1911, American legion: Thomas Tucker Post 204




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    Regional Leader - Modoc Regional Leadership Council

    Joy Johnson

      

    Joy has been a member of UPEC Local 792 since 2002.  A social worker by education and trade she has been employed by the Modoc County Superior Court in Alturas, California since 2007 as a Child Custody Recommending Counselor (Mediator), Child Custody Evaluator and Probate Investigator.  Prior to that she worked for the Modoc County Department of Social Services as a Child and Adult Protective Services Social Worker, Social Worker Supervisor and Protective Services Program Manager. 

    APPOINTED.  Regional Leader August 2017

    MEMBER.  Modoc Superior Court Unit

    EDUCATION. B.S.W., Canyon College, Idaho.  A.A. –Social Sciences with honors, Evergreen Valley College, San Jose, CA., Ordained Minister non-denominational and Self Development Coach.

    MEMBERSHIPS. Rotary Club of Alturas, Rotary International Action Groups – RI Action Group for World Peace and RI Action Group for Diabetes, Clearwater Dolphin Research Center, Modoc Performing Arts Theater.

    ASSIGNMENT(S).  Appointed August 19, 2017 to Modoc Regional Leader. Member of Modoc Superior Court Unit.  

    COMMUNITY SERVICE. Rotary and JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation).




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    (530) 640-3301
    Regional Leader, San Francisco Regional Leadership Council
    Tony Maldonado

    APPOINTED.  Regional Leader August 2017

    MEMBER.  Golden Gate National Recreation Area Unit

    ASSIGNMENT(S).  Regional Leader & Chief Steward GGNRA




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    Regional Leader, Glenn-Colusa Regional Leadership Council
    Sarah Walker

    APPOINTED.  Regional Leader August 2017

    MEMBER.  Glenn County General Unit

    ASSIGNMENT(S).  Regional Leader




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