Shellea Allen is a Union Representative and negotiator for Teamsters Local 117 which represents a diverse and dynamic group of more than 17,000 members. They are the second-largest Teamsters local in the country. From Seattle Repertory Theatre employees to Casino and Convention employees, Local 117 members work in a mix of public and private sector jobs. Shellea is also the former Executive Director of SAG-AFTRA (Screen Actors Guild- American Federation of Television and Radio Artists) in the Pacific Northwest and also spent a decade as a negotiator and organizer with UNITED HERE. She serves as an advocate for employment protections for LGBTQ workers through Pride at Work (a constituency group of the AFL-CIO) and recently served as the Chair of the City of Seattle’s Film Task Force. In her free time, Shellea enjoys photography, skiing, scuba diving, and surfing.