Teamsters Van Huynh Crowned King Co. Worker of the Year

February 24, 2019

Teamsters Local 117’s Van Huynh was crowned King County’s Worker of the Year at the first-ever Labor Prom. Huynh scored over 45,000 online votes from his fellow Teamster union members and family, topping 17 other rank-and-file candidates. Huynh is a shop steward at the Coca Cola bottling plant in Renton.

In addition to Van Huynh, five other rank-and-file union members were recognized on the Labor Court. Rounding out the labor court was: Paula Reed (Teamsters 174), Tzur Wilfand (Amalgamated Transit Union 587), Paige Sechrest (UAW 4121), Thara Cooper (Highline Education Association), and Eric Vane (Electrical Workers 46)

Here are all the nominees for the Labor Court:

  • Clarissa Genon, AFGE Local 1121
  • Anne Cisney, Seattle Public Library Employees (AFSCME Local 2083)
  • Tzur Wilfand, Amalgamated Transit Union 587
  • Eric Vane, Electrical Workers 46
  • Sam Hem, SMART Sheet Metal Local 66
  • Michelle Helmholz, Laborers 242
  • Wayne Johnson, Seattle Police Officer’s Guild
  • Wendy Rendelman, Communications Workers 7800
  • Marquita Prinzing, Seattle Education Association
  • Brendan Impson, SEIU 925
  • Paula Reed, Teamsters 174
  • Van Huynh, Teamsters 117
  • Hong Zhang, Unite Here 8/Housekeeper at the DoubleTree SeaTac
  • Orion Baker, Firefighters 27
  • Heather Eliason, PROTEC17
  • Paige Sechrest, UAW 4121 (University of Washington Student Employees)
  • Thara Cooper, Highline Education Association

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