In Memoriam

Tommy “Teamster” Malloy, 1924-2013

The WW II veteran was a Teamsters business agent and lobbyist from 1946 to 1987.

Richard Martin, 1948-2012

The career Boeing machinist was longtime recording secretary of Lodge 63.

Bill Fitzgerald, 1926-2012

The AFL-CIO field rep helped union campaigns throughout the Northwest.

Roy Coles, 1916-2012

The WWII vet was state leader of the Carpenters Union in the 1960s and 1970s.

Ken Spray, 1947-2012

The Heppner native worked for many union locals throughout his career.

James Hester, 1957-2012

Lung cancer took the life of the union rep and former head of AFSCME Local 189.

Carla Floyd, 1949-2012

Floyd led CWA Local 7901 from 1987 to 1996.

Keith Johnson, 1930-2012

The Woodworkers president was part of the national AFL-CIO leadership in the 1970s and '80s.

Tom Drew, 1935-2012

The long-time federal mediator grew up union.

Don Willner, 1926-2012

Willner, lawmaker and union attorney, worked with Cesar Chavez and represented Oregonian strikers.

Doris Buck, 1913-2012

The UFCW leader once bargained the highest wage rates in the U.S. poultry industry.

Marty Blake, 1937-2012

Blake led SEIU Local 49 and was SEIU international vice president until he retired in 1983.

Labor songwriter Harry Stamper, 1944-2012

The longshore worker's song about worker safety is part of the Smithsonian Folkways collection.

Daniel Bonham, 1955-2012

Daniel Bonham of Carpenters Local 156 died March 3 after falling in Silver Falls State Park.

Jim Ridderbusch, 1935-2012

The retired member of Operating Engineers Local 701 died Jan. 6 after being hit by a car.

Melvin “Pete” Oscar Peterson, 1927-2011

Melvin “Pete” Peterson was president of Bakers Local 364 for 20 years.

Lee Hunsaker, former Machinists rep, 1923-2011

Lee Hunsaker, a former business representative and 69-year member of the Machinists Union, died Nov. 11 of age-related causes. He was 88. Lee G. Hunsaker...