Results of union officer elections. Convention proceedings.
The Oregon and Southern Idaho District Council of Laborers has a new leader and a new crew.
The 295 members of Local 23 build and maintain elevators, escalators, moving walkways, and dumbwaiters in Oregon and southwest Washington.
Challenger Jason Fussell outpolled incumbent Joe Bowers, becoming business manager effective Jan. 2.
The union is leaving the recently-formed Alliance of Health Care Unions as of Jan. 1
All ran unopposed for new four-year terms. Labor Commissioner Val Hoyle will officiate at a ceremonial swearing-in at the labor council’s Jan. 27 meeting.
Portland Jobs With Justice organizer A.J. Mendoza is the new president of the 635-member local.
BAC Local 1 Oregon now covers workers in Idaho, Montana, and portions of Washington.
Delegates learned new words, like “cisgender,” charted a new political course, and passed the torch of leadership to a new generation.
About 175 delegates and guests heard about the national building trades fight with Trump, and resolved to hold future conventions biennially.
Several hundred delegates and guests will hear from national and state union leaders, elect a new president and secretary-treasurer, and vote on dozens of policy resolutions.