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NV Teamster Taking on Anti-Union Forces

A Local 986 shop steward won a seven-way Democratic primary race for a state House seat in Nevada. Susan Martinez, a 30-year employee at the Flamingo Hotel on the Las Vegas strip, won 46 percent of the vote in beating back her opposition.

 Martinez said she understands the needs of her district, which she has lived in for more than two decades. Her top priorities include improving the educational system and repealing the state’s right to work law.

Arroyo Seeks Reelection in Cook County

Luis Arroyo Jr. is a lifelong public servant, community activist, Teamster and resident of Chicago who is running for reelection as a Cook County (Chicago) Board Commissioner (8th District). Arroyo worked for the City of Chicago in the Department of Waste Management and was a 20-year member of Local 700.

KY Teamster Makes Final Election Push

One of the first votes Chad McCoy, a Republican state legislator representing Kentucky’s 50th district, made after taking office in 2017 was for so-called Right-to-Work. James DeWeese, a business agent at Teamsters Local 89 in Louisville, isn’t going to let McCoy get away with it.

Iowa Public Sector Teamsters Stick With the Union

Iowa public sector Teamsters, forced to recertify their memberships each year under anti-union legislation enacted in 2017, have again overwhelmingly voted to stand with their union.

Local 238 reported this week that it won 55 of 62 recertification elections it held. In all, 96.7 percent of the 1213 bargaining unit members who voted choose to stick with the Teamsters. In the units were recertification was defeated, the union only lost 29 members.


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