Laborers Local 483 business manager Erica Askin is leaving office to take a position as in-house counsel for Service Employees Local 49. Askin has a law degree from Rutgers University, and has been with Local 483 since 2010. She was elected the local’s first female business manager in 2014, succeeding Richard Beetle. Local 483’s Executive Board appointed Local 483 president Wesley Buchholz to replace her. The 1,000-member local represents workers in several City of Portland bureaus at the Oregon Zoo, and several smaller public employers. Askin begins her new position March 21.