(MANCHESTER, N.H.) – Corrections officers and corporals at the New Hampshire Department of Corrections have voted overwhelmingly to join Teamsters Local 633 in Manchester.
The new Teamster members, seeking a strong voice on the job, work as corrections officers and corporals at state prisons, correctional facilities and transitional units throughout New Hampshire. The 331 officers were previously represented by the New England Police Benevolent Association.
“We welcome these brave men and women into the Teamsters,” said David Laughton, Secretary-Treasurer of Local 633. “The very important work that they do every day can easily be taken for granted, but over 4,000 of their brother and sister Teamsters throughout New Hampshire will make sure they get the respect they deserve.”
“From the beginning, these state employees were motivated to have a more powerful voice in the workplace and the Teamsters will provide that power,” said Roger Travers, Joint Council 10 organizer.
Teamsters who work as correctional officers and corporals are part of the Teamsters Public Services Division, which represents more than 250,000 employees of federal, state and local governments in the United States.
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