OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS
ROBERT E. WAGES, PRESIDENT
Employed in 1971 by Phillips Petroleum Co. as a laborer, later
becoming a refinery operator, at Kansas City, Kansas. Joined Local
5-604 in 1971, and was elected president in 1972. Appointed
Assistant General Counsel in 1976. In 1981 was appointed assistant
to President Robert F. Goss. Elected Vice President in 1983. As
Vice President, played a major role in national oil bargaining,
coordinating the union's oil company councils; supervised OCAW
corporate campaign activities and health and safety policy
development; and directed the organizing program of the
International Union. Elected President in 1991.
L. CALVIN MOORE, VICE PRESIDENT
Employed by National Starch & Chemical Corp. (now Nacan Products
Ltd.) at Indianapolis, Ind., in 1954. Joined Local 7-706 in 1954.
Held many local union offices, including presidency, 1965-76.
President of District 7 Council 1970-75. President of Corn Council
1970-71. Served two years as a labor instructor for the Continuing
Education Department of the University of Indiana. Appointed
International Representative in 1975. Appointed OCAW Citizenship-
Legislative Director in 1977. Elected Vice President in 1979.
JAMES K. PHILLIPS, JR., VICE PRESIDENT
Employed by Air Products and Chemicals Corp. in 1969 at Calvert
City, Ky. Was President of Local 3-727 for 19 years prior to being
elected Vice President in 1994. Served as International Executive
Board member in OCAW's District 3 from 1990 to 1994. Was involved
in organizing work, serving as a temporary International
Representative during several campaigns.
R. J. "JOE" CHRISTIE, SECRETARY-TREASURER
R. J. Christie became a member of Oil Workers
International Union Local 227 in 1953 as an employee of
Sinclair Refining Co. in Houston, Texas. He was drafted
into the U.S. Army in 1954, and upon his discharge in
1956, returned to his job at the Sinclair refinery and
also renewed his membership in the union, which had
become Local 4-227 of OCAW.
Christie served as a steward, member of the workers
committee and chairman of the workers committee. He
represented Local 4-227 in the Sinclair Master Contract
negotiations, as a delegate to the District 4 Council,
and on the Sinclair Nationwide Council.
In 1967, Christie was elected secretary-treasurer of
Local 4-227, a full time position. As secretary-
treasurer, he was responsible for the local's
finances as well as contract negotiations and handling
arbitration cases. He represented the local and OCAW as
a vice president/trustee of the Texas AFL-CIO. He also
was elected president of the Harris County AFL-CIO.
In 1977, Christie was appointed OCAW International
Representative and was home stationed at Springfield,
Ill. in District 7. He worked with locals in the
Pekin/Peoria and Wood River/East St. Louis, Ill. areas.
He remained in that assignment until 1980 when he was
transferred to District 3 and assigned to the
Houston/Beaumont. Texas area.
In 1981, Christie was appointed International auditor,
working with Districts 1, 2, 4 and 5. He remained in that
position until 1988 when he was appointed director of
District 4. He was then appointed regional director in
1991 when Districts 4 and 5 were consolidated into the
OCAW Gulf Coast Region.
Western Region (Districts 1 and 2)
W. McGoveran, Director
3605 Long Beach Blvd.
304 Freeway Center
Long Beach, CA 90807
Gulf Coast Region (Districts 4 and 5)
Jim Byrd, Director
711 W. Bay Area Blvd., no.530
Webster, TX 77598
Great Lakes Region (Districts 6 and 7)
S. Freeman, Director
2041 Schrage Ave.
Whiting, IN 46394
Atlantic Region (Districts 3 and 8)
R. W. Bradley, Director
2722 Merrilee Dr., no.250
Fairfax, VA 22031