For Immediate Release:
Monday, March 12, 2018

Teamsters Local 631, Local 986 and Local 533 Endorse Aaron Ford for Attorney General

Las Vegas, Nev. — Today, Teamsters Local 631, Local 986, and Local 533 announced their endorsements of Aaron Ford in his campaign to become Nevada’s next attorney general. Leaders of each of the three Locals issued the following statements:

“The hardworking members of Teamsters Local 631 in Southern Nevada deserve a fighter in their corner, which is why we put our full support behind Aaron Ford for attorney general,” said Tommy Blitsch, Secretary-Treasurer of Teamsters Local 631. “We have a proud history of fighting to make sure our workers are represented and treated fairly, and we have full confidence that Aaron will fight by our side as Nevada AG.”

“Teamsters Local 986 is proud to be the largest local union in the Western United States, and we are proud to endorse Aaron Ford for Nevada attorney general,” said Chris Griswold, Secretary-Treasurer of Teamsters Local 986. “Aaron shares our dedication to representing workers and ensuring they can work safely, earn a living wage, and retire with dignity. With so much on the line for workers, we will fight tirelessly to get Aaron elected in 2018.”

“We are thrilled to endorse Aaron Ford in his bid to become Nevada’s next attorney general,” said Debbie Calkins, Secretary-Treasurer of Teamsters Local 533. “Aaron has a proven record of fighting to ensure Nevada’s union members have a seat at the bargaining table and are protected on the job. This is the kind of champion our members deserve in the attorney general’s office, and we look forward to helping him get elected.”

“I am honored and humbled to receive the endorsements of Teamsters Local 631, Local 986 and Local 533,” said Aaron Ford, candidate for Nevada Attorney General. “As Nevada’s next attorney general, I’ll stand with the hardworking members of the Teamsters and their families and will work with them to bring dignity, justice and fairness to the workplace.”

All three Teamsters Locals are affiliated with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. Local 533 represents members in Northern Nevada; Teamsters Local 986, which represents members throughout Nevada, has grown to be the largest Teamster union in the Western United States; and Teamsters Local 631 has represented workers in Southern Nevada since 1937. 

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