Shad Clark, who was business agent at Bakers Local 114, was hired as Western Regional international representative of the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers (BCTGM) effective June 1. Clark replaces Eric Anderson, who retired. BCTGM’s Western Region includes locals in California, Oregon, Washington, Montana, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, Arizona.
Working at the International, Clark will be one of two representatives assisting Western Region locals in organizing and contract bargaining campaigns. It’s a diverse membership, ranging from big industrial bakeries to Boise sugar beet factory workers to Bay Area employees of Ghirardelli, See’s Candy, and American Licorice (makers of Red Vines).
Clark, 45, grew up in Portland. His father was principal officer of Bakers Local 364, and his mother was an office manager at Oregon Nurses Association. He earned a bachelors degree in human resources at Winthrop University and worked at Franz Bakery in Portland, where he became a member of Local 114. He later became president of Local 114, and went to work as business agent.
To replace Clark as business agent, the Local 114 Executive Board named president Darren Hamann. Hamann, 41, worked at Kroger Clackamas Bakery for 20 years, and served on the Executive Board the last eight. He’ll be responsible for negotiating and enforcing the local’s wholesale contracts.
And to replace Hamann as president, the Executive Board appointed Andrew Stern.
Local 114, with about 1,200 members, includes workers at the Franz, Kroger, Safeway and Bimbo/Oroweat wholesale bakeries as well as cake decorators and bakery department workers in local unionized grocery stores.