Results of union officer elections. Convention proceedings.
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.
Members re-elect Shirley Block and Mary Longoria, and replace longtime officer Jon Hunt with TriMet station agent Frederick Casey.
Local 10’s new president, Mark Fleming, is a 38-year member of IUPAT who has worked for Thompson Metal Fab since 1998.
As NOLC’s new president, IBEW Local 48 business representative Scott Zadow will lead delegate and Board meetings.
Local 242 represents workers in Oregon, Eastern Washington and Idaho who build and maintain boilers, tanks, and pressure vessels.