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Teamster Organizer Porter Wins Iowa Supervisor Election

Teamster organizer Royceann Porter was elected last night to the Johnson County Board of Supervisors in Johnson County, Iowa. She defeated Republican Phil Hemingway by a double-digit margin in a special election to fill the seat vacated by Supervisor Kurt Friese, who died in October.

Porter thanked her supporters in a post to her campaign’s Facebook page.

Hoffa: Legislature is Ditching Workers

By Teamsters General President James P. Hoffa
Published in the Detroit News, Dec. 5, 2018

Republicans in Lansing lost their full grip on state government last month. And now hardworking Michiganders are paying the price.

Lawmakers, taking advantage of the last days of their stranglehold on the state capital during a lame duck legislative session last week, decided to hammer unions and low-income workers struggling to support their families. It’s the final power play by callous elected officials being shown the door.

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