Results of union officer elections. Convention proceedings.
Garth Bachman was elected business manager of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 48, outpolling two-term incumbent Gary Young by 11 votes.
Based on votes cast at 12 locals June 8, the 6,100-member district council will be headed by Todd Springer from Portland-based Glaziers Local 740.
The vote was 67 to 7 in a May 21 election overseen by the Oregon Employment Relations Board.
Jaime Rodriguez succeeds David Rives as statewide union president.
Jeff Klatke was re-elected president unopposed.
The state federation’s current leader, Tom Chamberlain, isn’t seeking re-election.
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