Results of union officer elections. Convention proceedings.
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.
It was his third race against Al Shropshire.
All candidates ran unopposed.
Local 114 represents about 1,150 workers at the Franz, Kroger, Safeway and Bimbo/Oroweat wholesale bakeries as well as bakery workers in grocery stores.
Retired school employee Everice Moro succeeds retired letter carrier Scott Blau as president of the AFL-CIO-affiliated union retirees organization.
Workers at Oregon Historical Society have been unionized since 1990, when they formed their own independent union.