Results of union officer elections. Convention proceedings.
He succeeds Michael Thompson, who stepped down mid-term.
Members will need to show unity as multiple contracts come up for renewal.
The state AFL-CIO released its ranking of Washington lawmakers, and it wasn’t pretty.
Denis Sullivan was re-elected business manager of Painters and Allied Trades District Council No. 5.
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.