Results of union officer elections. Convention proceedings.
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.
Zack Culver won the vote for business manager Aug. 17 in the first completed union officer election of the statewide merged local.
All the incumbent officers were outpolled by challengers.