Results of union officer elections. Convention proceedings.
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.
The council coordinates the state-level political efforts of 21 affiliated building trades unions.
The election of officers took place at the union’s 30th biannual convention in Bend.
The day before bargaining was to begin, unions representing 45,000 members left the coalition, while unions representing 70,700 members remain.
Melissa Unger, sworn in March 10, comes to the job with decades of political experience.
Jason Joeckel of Laborers Local 737 is the new secretary-treasurer of the Metal Trades Council, which represents workers at the Portland Shipyards.