Bob is a 45-year Teamster. He got his start as a Shop Steward and Union activist in the Teamsters Local 162 grocery and warehousing industry. He served on Local 162’s Executive Board as Vice President of Local 162 in 1995 until 1997, a full-time Local 162 Business Agent from 1997 through 2002, President from 2002 through 2009 and is currently Secretary-Treasurer of Local 162 since January 2010. As Secretary-Treasurer and Principal Officer of Local 162 he is in charge of the administrative, operational and financial decisions of the Local. Bob oversees and assists in all Local Union contract negotiations, enforcement and reviews all grievance cases prior to arbitration.
Bob is President of Union Plaza and oversees the administration and finances of the Union Plaza. He is extremely proud of all the restorations made in bringing Union Plaza back to a “like new” condition for the members.
Bob has held multiple positions at Joint Council #37, and as of 2021 is the Secretary-Treasurer on the Joint Council #37 Executive Board. Bob also serves as an Alternate Trustee on the Oregon Teamsters Employers Health and Welfare Trust (OTET).
Bob is a trade Unionist who started his Teamster career by being involved in numerous organizing campaigns and strike actions, assisting his fellow brothers and sisters in their fight for Unionism.
Bob strongly believes that representing, protecting, and negotiating Industry leading contracts for our members is key in maintaining a powerful Union. Bob has a strong commitment to organizing new groups and growing Local 162’s membership.
As Local 162 President since 2010, Mark Davison presides over all meetings of the Union and assists the Secretary-Treasurer in the day-to-day operations of the Local, in contract negotiations, Business Agent training and the arbitration committee. Mark serves on Joint Council #37 as a Trustee. Mark also made Local 162 history in March of 2022 as being the first Local 162 officer elected to hold a position at the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. Mark is a Western Region Vice President and the Western Region Package Division Director at the IBT.
Mark is a 28-year Teamster who got his start loading trucks at UPS in Tualatin and served as a shop steward. Mark serves in key leadership roles as a Chair and Trustee of major Teamster health care funds covering tens of thousands of Teamster members and their families throughout the Western Region (Oregon, Washington, Montana, Idaho, Utah, Southern California, Southern Nevada, Arizona and New Mexico) and New Jersey. Combined, these plans cover over 60,000 active and retired Teamsters working at UPS, Sysco Foods, Albertsons/Safeway, US Foods, Waste Management, Fred Meyer, DHL Express, Winco Foods, Cal Portland, Cemex, Alpenrose Dairy, YRC, Praxair, Bimbo Bakery and over 250 other Teamster employers in the private and public sectors.
Mark firmly believes that expanding our Union's commitment to member education, organizing in core industries, protecting and growing our pension funds, funding and managing strong Teamster health care plans, and negotiating industry leading contracts, are the key to our Union's success. He also believes that to be successful it takes united and experienced Teamster leadership that represents different views, perspectives, and approaches in order to tackle the Union's challenges.
Bill Elzie is a full-time Business Agent and Political Coordinator at Local 162. His current jurisdiction for representing Local 162 members includes manufacturing, construction, food service, and general warehousing and trucking. A truck driver by trade, Bill served honorably in the U.S. Army as a heavy truck driver. He was initiated into Local 162 in 1979 as a peak season driver at UPS. In 1980 he went on to work at Ross Island Sand and Gravel as a concrete mixer driver until becoming a Local 162 Business Agent in 1996. He was a Shop Steward from 1985-1996 and a Trustee on the Executive Board from 1990-1996.
Bill is active in the labor community and is a delegate to the Columbia Pacific Building Trades Council and NW Labor Council. He also serves on the board of the Teamsters Council #37 Federal Credit Union.
Ben Vedus is a full-time Business Agent at Local 162. Ben was initiated into Local 162 in March 1979 when he was hired at UPS as a part-time hub employee while attending Portland State University. He was appointed a Local 162 Shop Steward in 1980 and served in this critical roll for nearly 27 years, both as a part-time employee and later when he went full-time as a result of the historic 1997 strike at UPS, which resulted in the creation of thousands of full-time inside jobs across the country. He was tapped numerous times over the years by Local 162 to serve on the Joint Council 37 Union / UPS negotiating committee and is also on the Western Region Union / UPS negotiating committee. Ben represents all part-time and full-time inside employees working at the UPS Swan Island/Portland facility. Ben also serves on the National UPS Cartage Negotiating Committee and the Business Agent for members working at the UPS Cartage air freight facility at the Portland airport.
Mike Mayo is a full-time Business Agent and also previously served as a Trustee on the Local 162 Executive Board and a Shop Steward in the building materials and construction industry. Mike represents members in the freight, beverage, general warehousing and trucking industries. He also takes on organizing campaigns when employees at non-represented companies want to be Teamsters.
Bobby is a full-time Business Agent and Organizer at Teamsters Local 162. He worked at UPS as a full-time package driver and served as a shop steward in the UPS Skyline Center at the Portland building. He is a strong advocate for Teamster members and represents all UPS inside and driving employees working at the UPS Alderwood facility. He is involved in a number of ongoing organizing campaigns in the grocery and warehouse industries.
Matt Konz is a Union Representative at Teamsters Local 162. Matt is a 21-year Teamster out of UPS Swan Island where he served as a Shop Steward. Matt currently represents part-time Twilight/Night UPS members at both the Swan Island and Tualatin hubs. Matt’s higher education is in teaching and this skill set is a valuable resource at the Local for our member educational programs.
Jamarsae Brown is Vice President of Local 162 and previously served as a Trustee on the Local 162 Executive Board. Jamarsae is a package driver at UPS and is a hard working and dedicated Shop Steward. He serves on the Joint Council 37 UPS Negotiating Committee and assists in contract proposal and ratification meetings for members working at various companies throughout the Local's jurisdiction.
Walt Lawson is Recording Secretary on the Local 162 Executive Board. Walt works as a feeder driver at UPS. Walt continues to serve as a shop steward, a position he has held for over 20 years. Walt also serves on the JC37 Teamsters/UPS Package and Sort Rider negotiating committee.
Stephanie McGinness is a Trustee on the Local 162 Executive Board. Stephanie is a warehouse employee at Swire Coca Cola in Wilsonville, Oregon, and she serves as a Local 162 Shop Steward and is on the Swire Coca Cola Negotiating Committee.
Joe Simon is a Trustee on the Local 162 Executive Board. Joe was a driver and shop steward at Coca Cola for over 31 years. Joe served on the Union's negotiating committee at Coca Cola and assists in contract proposal and ratification meetings for members working at various companies throughout the Local's jurisdiction. Joe is now working at UPS as a feeder driver.