Results of union officer elections. Convention proceedings.
Teamsters general president Jimmy Hoffa Jr. is retiring at age 80, and his chosen successor just lost a leadership vote in a landslide.
Directing business representative Wayne Thompson has retired, and Brandon Bryant and Will Lukens are the new top officers.
Josyln Baker ran unopposed after incumbent Percy Winters Jr. opted not to seek a third term. AFSCME Local 88 represents 3,400 workers.
The council’s top officer Evelyn Shapiro has resigned amid allegations of vote rigging in a Seattle contract ratification vote.
Representing over 33,000 construction workers, delegates backed a candidate for governor and committed to fight racism in the industry.
Teamsters Local 223 president Dave Tully was elected in a contested roll call vote at the Sept. 27 delegate meeting.
She succeeds Rich Trumka, who died Aug. 5. Shuler, AFL-CIO secretary treasurer since 2009, is the first woman to hold the office of president.
It will be the first in-person union convention in Oregon since the COVID-19 pandemic hit in March 2020. Some events will be held outdoors.
Garnett, 56, has served as business agent since 2011, during what has been a boom time in the local construction industry.
Elizabeth Goetzinger, president of 430-member AFSCME Local 3580 at the Metro regional government, was elected president of Oregon AFSCME.