Union Label and Service Trades Department Executive Council

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David Woods

Secretary-Treasurer BCTGM


On April 16, 2020, the General Executive Board (GEB) elected David Woods to serve as BCTGM International Secretary-Treasurer.

On December 6, 2019, the General Executive Board elected Woods as the Southern Region International Vice President.

Woods became a member of the BCTGM Local 165G (Knoxville, Tenn.) in August 1989 when he went to work at White Lilly Foods Co. as a maintenance mechanic. Woods served as the Principle Officer of Local 165G until the Local merged into Local 25 (Chattanooga, Tenn.) in 2004 and he was elected as Assistant Business Agent of the newly merged Local Union.

In 2007, Woods was elected Business Agent/Financial Secretary of Local 25, a position he served until 2012 when International President Frank Hurt named him as a Southern Region International Representative.

While he was a local union officer, David served as a Trustee of the Chattanooga Central Labor Council and Committee Member of the Knoxville-Oak Ridge Central Labor Council. He has a long and active history serving various roles with the United Way and the Boy Scouts of America.

In 2017, Woods graduated from the Harvard Trade Union Program.

Trade unionism runs in Wood’s blood. His father, Harold Woods, was President of the Tennessee AFL-CIO and his mother, Sylvia, was a local and regional leader for the Office and Professional Employees Union.