Clay, Anderson, re-elected to lead United Food and Commercial Workers

Dan Clay

Dan Clay and Jeff Anderson were re-elected president and secretary-treasurer, respectively, of United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 555. The Tigard-based union is the largest private sector union in the state with over 23,000 members.

In mail-in ballots counted Sept. 7, Clay gathered 75 percent of the vote against challenger Rex Dominguez. Anderson captured 74 percent of the vote against challenger Debbie Reed.

Clay and Anderson are serving their fourth term in office, having run as a slate since 2008, when they were first elected.

Clay, 40, has worked for UFCW Local 555 since May 2000. He started in a temporary position as a membership coordinator before moving on to jobs as an organizer and union representative.

Jeff Anderson

Anderson, 59, has been a member of the union for 41 years. He started in the grocery industry at age 14 in Dallas, Oregon. He joined the union at age 18 after taking a job at a Fred Meyer store in Salem. The union hired him as an organizer in 1986. Since then he has worked in nearly every department of the local, including organizing director, director of legislative and committee affairs, and assistant director of collective bargaining.

Terms of office are three years.

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