66th Constitutional Convention
66th Nevada State AFL-CIO Constitutional Convention
|Left: Amanda Mundo Right: Executive Secretary Treasurer Susie Martinez|
Executive Secretary Treasurer Susie Martinez:
It is hard to imagine that one year has passed since my election as the Executive Secretary Treasurer of the Nevada State AFL-CIO. People have asked, “What’s your story? Why does the labor movement mean so much to you?”
My parents immigrated from Mexico and took a very difficult path to a country that they did not know and a language they did not speak. They sacrificed so much to give their daughters a better life and more importantly, an opportunity to achieve the American Dream. They instilled in me the value of hard work and to never giving up no matter the obstacles that may come.
When I first became a union member, I didn’t understand the significance of what it meant to be a union member. I remember my dad being incredibly proud when he found out that his daughter secured a union job at the Flamingo as a front desk agent and member of Teamsters Local 986. He was proud because he understood that a union job was the greatest tool to secure a better future for me and my family. As a Teamster for over 30 years, I was able to provide for my daughter as a single mom through my union job and ensure that she had the resources that she needed to succeed. It is because of the labor movement that inspired me to run for office as the Assemblywoman for District 12 and eventually, as the Executive Secretary Treasurer of the Nevada State AFL-CIO.
I say all this because it’s not just about the leaders. It’s about the members. It’s about those who came before us and those who will eventually succeed us in the next generation.
Someone fought for me 35 years ago and that’s why I will always fight for the current and future generation of union members. That is my story. That is why I’m here.
Thank you for your confidence in me and I look forward to continuing our work in moving the labor movement forward.
Watch the 1 Year Anniversary of Executive Secretary Treasurer Susie Martinez Video HERE.
Lieutenant Governor Lisa Cano Burkhead
Ted Pappageorge, Culinary Workers Union 226 Secretary-Treasurer & Nevada AFL-CIO Vice President
Jason Mills, Strategic Development Partner at the GGRM Law Firm
Senator Catherine Cortez Masto & Senator Jacky Rosen
Constitutional Convention Award Winners!
Congratulations to our award winners!
Contractor of the Year Award Live Electric
Employer of the Year Award Southland Industries
Teamwork/Volunteer of the Year Award CWA Local 9413 Volunteers
2022 Arnold/Jones/Evans Scholarship Winners
Congratulations to our 2022 Arnold/Jones/Evans Scholarship winners!
Mackenzie Lay - Parent: IBEW Local 357
Taylor Gauthier - Parent: IUPA Local 232
Maysun Adair - Parent: Culinary Union 226
Cheyenne Nelson - Parent: UFCW 711
Jenna Chang - Parent: UAW 3555
"Getting To Know The Airline Industry"
Melvin Baker TWU 555
Maria Teresa Hank TWU 556
Klarissa PrincipeTWU 577
Operating Engineers Local 501 Presentation
Colin & Hugo's incredible presentation on the union busting campaign by Resorts World against their workers. Resorts World must honor the workers’ super majority decision to form a union with Local 501 & negotiate in good faith.