Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU) Local 11 swore in a new set of officers at its May 12 general membership meeting.
Headquartered in Vancouver, Local 11 represents 1,845 workers in Oregon, Southwest Washington, Idaho, Montana, and Utah. The membership consists of about 600 outside workers at Northwest Natural, 270 employees of Clark County, 130 at the City of Vancouver, and smaller units elsewhere of office professionals, local government employees, and union office support staff, including employees of the Northwest Labor Press.
All the newly-sworn-in officers ran unopposed and were elected by acclamation at the union’s March 10 general membership meeting. They are: Barb Melton, president; Doug Luse, vice president; Debi Turk, recording secretary; Steve Wyck, sergeant-at-arms; Jinny Jones, trustee; and Executive Board members Sandi Dowling, Utilities; Chuck Strange, Public Employees; and Shannon Walker and Linda Butterfield, at-large.
The president and trustee positions are for three-year terms; all other positions have two-year terms of office.