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April 23, 2019
Officers & Staff

Tom Strickland

Tom has been a member of Local 81 for 35 years. Tom became a proud member of Local 81 in 1973. He started working on the dock at Trans-Western/Bend-Portland Truck Lines (which was later bought out by System 99) at the age of nineteen. At age twenty-one, he started driving straight truck, then moved into tractor-trailers, doubles, and triples. He ran city P&D and short line for several companies, including CF and NationsWay. Through the years Tom has served as Shop Steward, as a Trustee for the Local and was appointed as Business Representative in 1999. He was elected Secretary-Treasurer in 2006. He is married with two children and four grandchildren.


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Todd Sjogren

Barney Farrell

Recording Secretary

Dave Dennis

Dave has served on the Executive Board as a Trustee.  He was a driver for Roadway Express and is currently a driver at ABF Freight System.


Mike James

Mike has been a long time Teamster city driver (October 1985) and shop steward at Yellow Freight in Portland. He is devoted to keeping the Local unified and focused on the needs of the members. Mike is married with six children.

"We all need to be united as one tight union that can teach others our trade. Show the solidarity needed to organize others for our future and theirs.

Pat Tomlinson

Mike Gusinow



Office Manager

Karen O'Neal

As office manager, Karen is our most valuable asset. She is the friendly, smiling face you see if you are visiting the Local office or when calling on the phone.

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