Results of union officer elections. Convention proceedings.
Workers at Oregon Historical Society have been unionized since 1990, when they formed their own independent union.
Newly elected AFSCME Local 88 president Percy Winters, Jr. succeeds Jason Heilbrun, who did not seek re-election.
No politicians this time, but an emphasis on racial equity and inclusion.
AT&T Mobility employee Celeste Jones defeated incumbent Jeanette Turner.
The 565-member local represents orchestra musicians at Oregon Symphony, Portland Opera, and Oregon Ballet Theatre.
Delegates endorsed Oregon governor Kate Brown for another term, heard about attacks on union rights in other states, and passed resolutions on race, immigration, and women’s issues.
Members of the state’s largest private sector union favored the incumbents by a 3-to-1 margin.
Excerpts from the 2017 convention speech of Oregon AFL-CIO President Tom Chamberlain.
Building Trades union delegates also heard from Republicans Dennis Richardson and Greg Walden.
At the building trades’ convention, Operating Engineers were welcomed back to a round of applause.