NOLC recognizes 16 individuals, 4 groups


The Northwest Oregon Labor Council (NOLC) recognized 16 people and four organizations June 4 at its annual Labor Appreciation and Recognition Night dinner. Nearly 200 people attended the event. The guest speaker was Oregon Congressman David Wu.

In its 14th year, the dinner recognizes people and businesses from the Portland metropolitan area for their efforts in helping better the lives of all workers. It also serves as a fundraiser for Labor’s Community Service Agency. This year’s event raised $2,640 selling raffle tickets for donated cash and prizes — all made in America.

The top award of the evening is the Del Ricks Community Service Award, in honor of the late Del Ricks, who served as LCSA’s executive director for 17 years. The award was presented posthumously to Bill Shatava, a 40-year member of Teamsters Local 81. Shatava died April 11. He served as president of the Northwest Oregon Labor Retirees Council and the Teamsters Retirees Club.

A special “Heritage Award” went to Tommy “Teamster” Malloy, a retired lobbyist for Teamsters Joint Council No 37.

The labor council’s “Business Appreciation” awards were presented to American Income Life Insurance and IBEW & United Workers Federal Credit Union.

Recognition awards (pictured above) went to: NOLC Office Manager Julie Devlaeminck, a member of Office and Professional Employees Local 11 who is retiring this month; Steve Hanson, a retired member of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU); Barbara Mathey, CEO of IBEW & United Workers Federal Credit Union; Tim Carrier, business rep of Painters and Allied Trades District Council 5 and member of Painters Local 10; Belinda Reagan of Portland Federation of Teachers & Classified Employees Local 111-American Federation of Teachers (AFT); Andrew McGough, president of Worksystems Inc.; Steve Hammond and Gary Bucknum of the Inlandboatmen’s Union; Connie Rose of Bakers Local 364; Jonni Ocejo of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 48; State Rep. Michael Dembrow of Portland Community College Faculty Federation Local 2277-AFT; Ron Rogers of the Oregon Alliance for Retired Americans and retired member of the Oregon School Employees Association; Dan Clay, president of United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 555; Jeff Anderson, secretary-treasurer of UFCW Local 555; and ILWU Local 8 and ILWU Local 8 Credit Union.

Vickie Burns, executive director of Labor’s Community Service Agency, received a special recognition award from United Way of the Columbia-Willamette. Making the presentation was interim CEO Jay Bloom.


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