Results of union officer elections. Convention proceedings.
Ron Mathis was re-elected treasurer and Joel Hendrickson was elected recording secretary, succeeding his wife, Jessica.
Following the retirement of Noel Willet, Wayne Thompson now directs International Association of Machinists District Lodge W24.
Construction is booming. The challenge is to capture the billions still in the pipeline for union contractors and the members they employ.
Work is booming in Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 290, drawing over 700 travelers from other locals to meet demand.
DCTU—a coalition of six unions—negotiates a collective bargaining agreement that covers about 1,100 City of Portland employees in all.
Local 114 represents 1,160 workers at wholesale bakeries and at Kroger, Safeway and Albertson’s who decorate cakes or bake from scratch.
The council coordinates project labor agreements and political activity for two dozen building trades unions totaling over 20,000 members.
Local 290 rep Pat Christensen’s retirement left vacant leadership spots at the Metal Trades and union councils at PPS and City of Portland.
UFCW Local 555 has seen fast growth and contract and legislative breakthroughs, but fights lie ahead.
The new SMART Northwest Regional Council covers 9,500 members in five locals in seven states.