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Reno, Nev. - Today, after more than 56 days on strike without pay, members of Teamsters Local 533 have reached a tentative agreement with Keolis Transit and will vote o

Las Vegas, Nev.  Today, the House of Representatives voted to pass the Build Back Better Act (H.R.

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Las Vegas, Nev. Today marks the start of the 7th annual National Apprenticeship Week will take place November 15 to 21, 2021. NAW is a week to showcase the successes and value of Registered Apprenticeship as our state recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic, re-building our economy, advancing racial and gender equity, and supporting underserved communities. 

To mark the week, Nevada State AFL-CIO Executive Secretary-Treasurer Susie Martinez released the below statement:

Las Vegas, Nev. — Today, President Joe Biden signs the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (H.R. 3684) into law. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto and Jacky Rosen, as well as Representatives Susie Lee (NV-03), Dina Titus (NV-01), and Steven Horsford (NV-04) all voted to pass this infrastructure bill that will create thousands of good-paying union jobs, provide critical funding to rebuild roads and bridges, and improve and expand rail and public transit systems.

NYT: How did you get your start in the labor movement?

Liz Shuler: I came up through the IBEW [International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers]. My father was a union member and worked for PGE [an Oregon utility]. Clerical workers were not in a union, and my mother and I were organizing them. PGE was a study in the difference a union can make: Power linemen were respected and made good wages, and nonunion clerical workers were not listened to and didn’t have a voice.

Las Vegas, Nev. — Today, at 11 a.m., Teamsters Local 533, an affiliate of the Nevada State AFL-CIO, begins its third strike against Keolis Corporation, the for-profit operator of RTC Washoe. The strike comes on the heels of a “no” vote from Teamsters 533 members on an underwhelming contract offer from Keolis that didn’t meet the needs of the employees, the community, or the future of the regional public transit sector. 

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Millions of undocumented immigrants, who are vital to our economic recovery, still live in fear because of our outdated and inhumane immigration system. It’s time to put an end to this injustice. Tell your senators to pass a budget that includes a broad pathway to citizenship.

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