Annual labor awards


Northwest Oregon Labor Council honored eight local individuals at its 24th Annual Labor Appreciation Dinner, which raises funds for Labor’s Community Service Agency. Top honors were:

  • Heritage Award Jodi Guetzloe Parker, retired business rep at Laborers Local 737
  • Del Ricks Community Service Award Michelle Batten, retired president of Portland Federation of School Professionsals
  • Friend of Labor Award  Don McIntosh, editor of the Northwest Labor Press

Also honored for their service to labor were:

  • Tim Titus, business rep at IBEW Local 125 
  • Scott Lacey, conductor at Machinists Lodge 63  
  • Frank Goulard, president of Portland Community College Faculty Federation and Academic Professionals  
  • Uriah Chipman, business agent at Operating Engineers Local 701
  • Howard Bell, secretary-treasurer at OPEIU Local 11 

The sold-out event was held June 8 at the IBEW Local 48 hall.


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