Marion, Polk and Yamhill Counties Central Labor Council


Officers Were Sworn in at a Meeting on February 14th of the Marion-Polk-Yamhill Counties Central Labor Council (MPYCCLC), AFL-CIO by Oregon Secretary of State Kate Brown.

Salem, OR – Delegates from 22 local unions installed Kathy Bonogofski to lead the mid-Willamette Valley labor umbrella group. Kathy Bonogofski, a Chapter President with Oregon School Employees Association, will serve a two-year term as Council President of Marion-Polk-Yamhill Counties Central Labor Council, a local labor federation chartered by the AFL-CIO. The labor council’s mission is to coordinate local union political efforts, raise organized labor's visibility, and organize a community response when workers are wronged … in short, to build the power of working people.

"We have a strong council and I look forward to working with and representing all aspects of labor in our area" said Kathy Bonogofski, who is a current registrar for homeschoolers in Marion, Polk and Yamhill Counties with Willamette Educational Service District and the Councils former Vice President.

Other new officers include past President and newly elected Council Vice-President, Joe Munger Sr., with USW Local 8378 and a crane operator at Cascade Steel. He will continue his council appointment as a Director of Job Growers,Inc., a regional Workforce Investment Board and on the General Board and the Committee on Political Education for the Oregon AFL-CIO. Three new Trustees include Jackie Pierce, former State Senate Candidate and Dave Cleveland both retirees of SEIU 503, joined by Burley Mack a state worker and AFSCME Local Vice-President.

Richard Swyers, an officer with AFSCME City of Salem, Local 2067 and Council 75 at the state level, will continue as Secretary-Treasurer. The remaining three Trustee positions were filled by incumbents; past Council President and Vice-President Rosalie Pedroza, a Research Analyst with Oregon State Hospital from SEIU 503 and OPEIU 153, Tim Roark, with AFGE who works for the Social Security Administration and a member of Executive Board of the Oregon AFL-CIO, Monte Hansen, a crane operator at Cascade Steel and Vice-President of USW Local 8378.

Judy Sugnet of SEIU 503 and OPEIU 153, a retired OSHA librarian who serves as a legislative aide to Representative Brad Witt, will continue in the role as Recording Secretary and Greg Creal from IBEW 280, an electrician, instructor and IBEW organizer will continue his council appointment as a Director of Job Growers,Inc.

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