Meet Dan & Sandy

Dan and Sandy have a long history with Local 555...

Dan Clay comes from a union family, growing up in Portland. Dan was a union representative in 2008 when he ran for president upon Gene Provost’s retirement. The membership of Local 555 decided to support Dan’s campaign for change and elected Dan Clay to be president by a nearly 3-1 margin. Dan was most recently re-elected in 2020, and looks forward to his next term serving the 28,000+ members of our union.

Sandy Humphrey started working at the Local in 1992 in the dues department before spending several years in the grievance department and the collective bargaining department. She became Executive Secretary in 2009, and Director of Operations in 2019. Among the most senior staff at the Local, Sandy knows Local 555 inside and out. She transitioned to the Secretary-Treasurer position in early 2021, and looks forward to serving the membership in her new role.

Your union leadership is responsible for implementing a vision of the Local, harnessing the collective strength that each member builds upon. In the last decade, we’ve seen our membership grow by thousands of working people. We’re the largest private-sector union in Oregon, and also have a strong presence in SW Washington.

Together, we will keep the pension plan and health & welfare trust strong, ensuring collective health and retirement for generations to come. We will take employers head-on and further the national conversation about wage inequality. We will rack up win after win in our contract negotiations as well as in our policy successes.

We, the union, stand alone in our goal to protect workers’ rights and put the needs of working families first. Corporations have a long history of putting profits before people, and not all politicians have workers’ best interest at heart. We are our own protection, and we take that responsibility very seriously.


We are each other’s greatest strength.

By simply banding together, we’ve exponentially expanded our power. And what we can do doesn’t stop there.

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