(WASHINGTON) – International Brotherhood of Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa has appointed Jason Rabinowitz as director of the Teamsters Public Services Division and Nina Bugbee as director of a newly created Health Care Division and director of the Women’s Conference.
Rabinowitz and Bugbee have decades of experience representing members and protecting workers’ rights.
Rabinowitz is Secretary-Treasurer of Local 2010 in Oakland, Calif. Local 2010 represents 14,000 members throughout the University of California and California State University systems. Under his leadership, the local created an effective stewards program, conducted a powerful contract campaign culminating in successful strikes, won strong contracts and organized thousands of new members. Rabinowitz will continue in his position as Secretary-Treasurer of Local 2010.
Nina Bugbee is President of Local 332 in Flint, Mich. Bugbee became a Teamster member while working as a licensed registered nurse, and moved on to become a shop steward, business agent, and principal officer of the local, which represents about 3,000 members.
“Jason and Nina are tremendous union leaders who will serve the members well,” Hoffa said. “I look forward to working with them closely to organize new members, negotiate strong contracts and represent members in the workplace.”
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