International Vice President
The USW International Executive Board named Gary Beevers International Vice President in charge of National Oil Bargaining in July of 2006.
Beevers was serving as Director of USW District 13 when the International Executive Board chose him to succeed former USW Administrative Vice President Jim Pannell, who retired on July 1, 2006.
Beevers brought extensive experience in negotiating with major oil companies to his new job in charge of the USW National Oil Bargaining (NOB) program.
Shortly after he was hired by Texaco Inc. in 1971, he began work as a steward for his Oil, Chemical & Atomic Workers Union (OCAW) local. After that, he served Local 13-423 as recording secretary, health and safety committeeman, workers’ committeeman and full-time chair of the workers’ committee.
In 1987, OCAW President Joseph Misbrener appointed him to be an international representative. For 16 years, he represented workers in the oil, chemical and paper industries as well the public sector.
After the OCAW-United Paperworkers International Union (UPIU) merger to form the Paper, Allied-Industrial, Chemical and Energy Workers International Union (PACE), he was elected in 2003 as vice president and regional director of PACE Region 6, which covered New Mexico, Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi. Following the PACE-USW merger in 2005, he became District 13 Director.
Beevers serves on the executive board of the International Federation of Chemical, Energy, Mine and General Workers’ Unions (ICEM), a global union federation, and works from an office in Beaumont, Texas.