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Teamsters Mourn Passing of Michigan State Representative Isaac Robinson

Official Statement of Teamsters General President James P. Hoffa
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(WASHNGTON) – The following is the official statement of Teamsters General President James P. Hoffa of the passing Michigan State Representative and former Michigan Teamsters Political Director Isaac Robinson.

“I was devastated to learn of the passing of Rep. Isaac Robinson yesterday from suspected complications from coronavirus infection.

“I had the good fortune to work with Isaac during his time as the political director of the Michigan Teamsters. He was on the front lines of the coronavirus fight and had already drafted legislation to protect low-income workers and those in need from the economic impact of the pandemic.

“Isaac stood shoulder-to-shoulder with working people throughout his entire life. During our work together, he was a voracious fighter for Teamster members and their families. Isaac's passing is a tremendous loss for all of those seeking fairness and justice in Michigan and across the nation. We must carry on his work and stand up for those without a voice.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with Isaac’s mother, former Michigan State Representative Rose Mary Robinson, and his entire family during this difficult time.”