Results of union officer elections. Convention proceedings.
Washington State Labor Council coordinates the political efforts of more than 600 affiliated local unions in Washington.
Members of the West Coast longshore and warehouse union elected their first-ever black president, Willie Adams.
The state’s largest union saw active competition for most of its top officer positions.
Delegates elected new officers, set policy, and raised funds for political work
The 2,045 member local has been working to increase union market share and attract more women and minority workers.
Vying to succeed him are WSLC secretary-treasurer Lynne Dodson and Machinists District Lodge 751 Political Director Larry Brown.
At the top of the slate, Shirley Block was re-elected with 55 percent of the vote, outpolling four challengers.
Garnett ran unopposed for a third term as business manager.
Electrical work is booming in Local 280’s jurisdiction, and the local hit a membership record of 1,300 in May.
The 35,000-member union represents dock and warehouse workers in Hawaii and the West Coast.