Results of union officer elections. Convention proceedings.
Local 296 represents laborers in construction, at the shipyards, heavy and highway and elsewhere.
In mail ballots counted June 15, Richard “Buz” Beetle was elected to a third three-year term as business manager of Laborers Local 483, outpolling challenger Ron McKinney 173 to 134.
Ritchey defeated challenger Randy Dalton by nearly a 3-to-1 margin.
Tischer defeated challenger Robert Prominski by a wide margin.
The state association coordinates politics and education for about 3,300 urban letter carriers in locals around the state.
Mike Richards was re-elected by acclamation to a third term as head of Office and Professional Employees Local 11.
At Oregon AFSCME’s convention, delegates approved a new media fund and a strengthened political fund.
Mike Bodendorfer defeated three others to succeed Frank Regalado as business representative.
Debbie Hussey, a union steward at Portland’s 911 call center, outpolled fellow state board member Carol Justice.
UBC created four new super-locals of general carpenters, millwrights, pile drivers, and drywall carpenters.