John Mohlis’ retirement celebration was held at Edgefield (Troutdale, OR) last evening, August 23. John has been the Executive Secretary of the Oregon State Building and Construction Trades Council that represents approximately 25,000 construction workers in 21 member unions for well over a decade.
John (pictured in the blue shirt, below) has been a strong voice for labor over his many years as Executive Secretary and most importantly has been strong voice for collaboration among labor, management, and public and private institutions in Oregon and Southwest Washington, all of which spoke positively and spontaneously at the celebration about John’s positive approach to bringing all sides together around construction needs and issues.
Congratulations to John and thanks for his contributions to OHSU’s Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences and the Oregon Healthy Workforce Center – he has brought a strong labor perspective to advisory boards for both over the years. He also served as MLAC co-chair and many other key roles in the region. And welcome to Tim Frew, the Oregon Building Trades’ new Executive Secretary.