Results of union officer elections. Convention proceedings.
Delegates learned new words, like “cisgender,” charted a new political course, and passed the torch of leadership to a new generation.
About 175 delegates and guests heard about the national building trades fight with Trump, and resolved to hold future conventions biennially.
Several hundred delegates and guests will hear from national and state union leaders, elect a new president and secretary-treasurer, and vote on dozens of policy resolutions.
In officer elections scheduled for July, all incumbent Local 701 officers ran unopposed and were elected by acclamation.
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.