Results of union officer elections. Convention proceedings.
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.
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.