DAVID K. SIKORSKI
David Sikorski became an Operating Engineer Apprentice in 1995 and graduated from the program in 1999. He worked in the grading industry throughout Southern California, helping to construct projects like Diamond Valley Lake and the Ivanpah Solar Generating Facility.
In 2013, David was hired as a representative of the Operating Engineers Contract Compliance Trust and subsequently hired by Local 12 in 2015 as a Business Representative in District 5, becoming District Representative thereafter. He has served as a delegate to the Riverside/San Bernardino Building Trades Council, the California Assembly Speaker’s Commission on Labor Education, the Imperial County Building Trades Council, the California State Building Trades Council, the Cal-Nevada Conference of Operating Engineers, and is an IUOE International Trustee. In 2018, David became a graduate of the Harvard Trade Union Program.
David served as Financial Secretary from 2020 to 2022. David was appointed to the Office of Business Manager in December 2022 and he is honored to serve the membership of Local 12.
In March 1987, David joined the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local Union No. 12, and went to work for Reynolds Electric at the Nevada Test Site as a heavy-duty repairman. He was appointed as a Job Steward in 1988 and appointed to the District 6 Advisory Board where he served for seven years.
He was hired by Local Union No. 12 in 1997 as a Business Representative for Nevada and appointed District Representative in 2008.
The Governor appointed him to both the Clean Water Coalition Community Advisory Board and the Nevada State Employment Security Council. He served as President of the Southern Nevada Central Labor Council, Vice President on the Nevada State AFL-CIO Executive Board, Vice President of the Southern Nevada Building and Construction Trades Council, and Chairman of the Southern Nevada Operating Engineers Joint Apprenticeship Training Trust until his appointment to Local Union No. 12 Treasurer in February 2013. David Garbarino was later elected Vice President on a white ballot in June 2015.
David was appointed to the Office of President in September 2022.
In February 1998, Ken Hunt joined the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local Union No. 12. He went to work on a project that would later be called the Diamond Valley Lake Project. He served as a Job Steward on many different jobs for several Business Representatives throughout Local No. 12’s jurisdiction. Ken was appointed to the District 1 Advisory Board in 2007 and hired as a Business Representative in 2014.
In January 2021, Ken was appointed by Business Manager Ronald J. Sikorski as the District 1 District Representative. He has also served as a Delegate to the Los Angeles/Orange County Building Trades Council and the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor. He also served as a Delegate to the Los Angeles County Sub/Joint Apprenticeship Committee.
Ken was appointed to the Office of Vice President in September of 2022, Ken is humbled and honored to serve the membership of Local 12.
RECORDING – CORRESPONDING SECRETARY
Shawn Kinsey became a member of Local Union No. 12 in 1993. He graduated from the Local 12 Apprenticeship Program and became an Instructor for the apprenticeship.
Shawn was hired by Local 12 as a Business Representative in Las Vegas in June of 2000. He held that position until 2013 when he was appointed District Representative. He also served as President of the Southern Nevada Central Labor Council & served on the Nevada State AFL-CIO Executive Board.
On January 2, 2019, Shawn was appointed to the position of Financial Secretary where he proudly serves the Local Union No. 12 membership.
He was appointed to the Office of Recording – Corresponding Secretary in 2020.
Perry Hawkins became a member of Local Union No. 12 in 2001. He is a graduate of the Operating Engineers Apprentice Program and has worked predominantly in the concrete pumping industry.
Perry was hired as a District 1 Business Representative in 2007 and was appointed to District Representative of District 2 in 2015. He graduated from the Harvard Trade Union Program in 2017. He was assigned to District 1 in 2019 as District Representative. He has served as a delegate to the Tri-Counties Building Trades Council and the Los Angeles/ Orange Counties Building Trades Council.
Previously, Perry served as Treasurer from 2021 to 2022.
Perry was appointed to the Office of Financial Secretary in December of 2022 and proudly serves the membership of Local Union No. 12.
Robert joined the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local Union No. 12 in August 2001. He has worked in several industries including Construction, Dredge, and Rock Sand & Gravel.
Robert served as a Job Steward for several years as well as an Election Committeeman in District #4. He was appointed to the Advisory Board in 2008 and appointed to the Executive Board in 2010. In June 2018, He was hired as a Business Representative in San Diego.
Robert has served as an Executive Board Member for the San Diego County Building Trades. He was a Delegate for the San Diego and Imperial County Labor Council and has served on the Construction Sub/Joint Apprenticeship Committee in San Diego.
In 2021, Robert was appointed by Business Manager Ronald J. Sikorski to District Representative in San Diego.
In December 2022, Robert was appointed to the Office of Treasurer. He is honored to serve the membership of Local 12.