August 7, 2009 Volume 110 Number 15

Tackett nominated to take helm at labor council

Bob Tackett, a 35-year member of Steelworkers Local 330, was the only person nominated for the position of executive secretary-treasurer of the Northwest Oregon Labor Council at the July 27 monthly meeting of delegates.

Nominations are being taken to fill the unexpired term of current executive secretary-treasurer Judy O’Connor, who is retiring mid-term on Aug. 28. A second call for nominations will take place at the delegates’ meeting Monday, Aug. 24. If no one else is nominated, Tackett will win by acclamation.

Tackett’s nomination by O’Connor, a member of Office and Professional Employees Local 11, received a half-dozen seconds. Support came from United Food and Commercial Workers Local 555, Machinists District Lodge 24, Columbia Pacific Building and Construction Trades Council, Laborers Local 320, and Steelworkers Local 330.

Tackett is the Workforce Investment Act labor liaison for the Oregon AFL-CIO. He helps workers who have been displaced by plant closures and downsizings.

In other council action, Jeff Anderson, secretary-treasurer of UFCW Local 555, was the lone nominee for the open seat of second vice president on the labor council’s Executive Board. A second nomination will be held Aug. 24.

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