Results of union officer elections. Convention proceedings.
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.
Local 11 represents workers at Northwest Natural, Clark County, City of Vancouver, and many union offices.
The 25,000-member union has fights ahead over budgets and a looming anti-union court case.
As another anti-union case heads to the U.S. Supreme Court, priority will be shoring up support from represented workers.
State convention-goers hear of a bill in Congress to end door-to-door delivery of residential mail.
McKinnis, who served in the post for 15 years, did not seek re-election.