This week, WPEA welcomes a new staff representative for members in Eastern Washington, Frank Prochaska.
Frank represents members at Big Bend, Columbia Basin, Walla Walla, and Wenatchee Valley colleges. Frank also represents members at the Washington Military Department and Department of Revenue in Eastern Washington. He represents Department of Natural Resources members in the Southeast region.
Frank has spent the last 30 years in the labor movement, the last 18 years as full-time staff. Originally from Ohio, Frank spent most of his life in Washington state in the Everett area. He spent 13 years on staff representing pulp and paper workers in Washington State and the last five years representing public employees in Illinois. Frank has a degree in mathematics and a master’s degree in Global Development and Social Justice.