Denver Area Labor Federation Releases Endorsements for 2021 Municipal Elections

Metro areas largest labor body backs candidates with clear record, bold vision, and a passion for fighting for working people

 

Municipality/School Board

Ward/District

Name

Arvada City Council

District 1

Randy Moorman

Aurora City Council

Ward 1

Crystal Murillo

Aurora City Council

Ward 2

Bryan Lindstrom

Aurora City Council

At-Large

John Ronquillo

Brighton

Mayor

Wayne Scott

Brighton City Council

Ward 1

Councilman Matt Johnston

Centennial City Council

District 4

Councilwoman Marlo Alston

Cherry Creek School Board

At-Large

Kristin Allan

Commerce City

Ward 3

Cassie Ratliff

Commerce City

At-Large

Shenika Carter

Denver School Board

District 3

Dr. Carrie Olson

Denver School Board

District 4

Michelle Quattlebaum

Denver School Board

At-Large

Scott Esserman

Englewood School Board

At-Large

Andy Szekeres

Lakewood City Council

Ward 1

Jeslin Shahrezaei

Lakewood City Council

Ward 2

Sophia Mayott-Guerrero

Lakewood City Council

Ward 3

Rebekah Stewart

Lakewood City Council

Ward 4

Christopher Arlen

Lakewood City Council

Ward 5

Tom Keefe

Northglenn City Council

Ward 3

Councilwoman Julie Duran-Mullica

Northglenn City Council

Ward 4

Councilwoman Jenny Willford

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Municipality/School Board

Ward/District

Name

Thornton City Council

Ward 1

Kathy Henson

Thornton City Council

Ward 2

Roberta Ayala

Thornton City Council

Ward 3

Kate Miya

Thornton City Council

Ward 4

Karen Bigelow

Westminster

Mayor

Mayor Anita Seitz

Westminster City Council

At-Large

Obi Ezeadi

Westminster City Council

At-Large

Sarah Nurmela

Westminster City Council

At-Large

Councilwoman Kathryn Skulley

Westminster City Council

At-Large

Councilman Jon Voelz

 


 


 

 


 

 

Important ERTS Information

The Trustees of the IBEW Pacific Coast Pension Fund have decided to terminate participation in the Electrical Industry Pension Reciprocal Agreement.  This becomes effective for contributions paid on behalf of a participant on and after January 1, 2016.  As a result of this decision, the following changes will take effect for employment performed on and after the effective date:

1)  No contributions for work performed in the jurisdiction of the IBEW Pacific Coast Pension Fund will be transferred to another electrical industry plan; and

2)  No contributions for work performed in another electrical industry plan’s jurisdiction will be transferred to the IBEW Pacific Coast Pension Fund.

The IBEW Pacific Coast Pension Fund Office indicates that inside members working out of Local Union 76 in Tacoma, Washington, will be affected by this change.  However, there are other agreements along the Pacific Coast through Oregon and California (possibly LU’s 6, 46 and 48) that also participate in this plan, but the “Inside Wireman” classifications may not be affected. 

It is strongly suggested that Local Unions inform their members working in these areas, or planning on traveling to these areas, that any pension contributions made on their behalf will not be reciprocated to their Home Fund.  It is quite likely they will lose the benefit of any defined benefit contributions unless they manage to stay employed until vested in this plan which remains in critical status.

Therefore, be advised if you are presently working or plan to work in these jurisdictions, you should verify the reciprocity status with the specific Local Union.

Posted 12/30/15


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 Important Pension Notice

Pursuant to action taken by the Eighth District Pension Fund, Plan Participants may have your pension contribution reciprocated to your home local.  There are specific qualifications and a cautionary notification that should be carefully considered prior to redirecting the reciprocation of your funds.

Briefly, an established participant who is working in a jurisdiction that only provides a defined contribution plan (annuity), may elect to reciprocate the amount of the defined benefit (pension) consistent with the current home local Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Should a participant contemplate the reciprocal action, be reminded, the Plan must receive a minimum of 500 hours of contributions in a Plan Year to receive a partial credit.  Once funds are deposited on your behalf, they cannot be retrieved.

Should there be any questions, please contact Sandy Brown at the Fund Office at (303) 745-1539 or the Local Union.