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Teamsters Joint Council 37 Backs Chavez-DeRemer for Re-Election, Marking Her 10th Labor Union Endorsement

The organization hasn’t endorsed a Republican congressional candidate in over two


HAPPY VALLEY, Oregon – Today, Rep. Lori Chavez-DeRemer (OR-05) announced

Teamsters Joint Council No. 37 is backing her re-election campaign. This puts the

first-term congresswoman at 10 endorsements from a mix of local and national labor

unions before the primary election – a remarkable accomplishment for a Republican

candidate for Congress. The group has not endorsed a Republican congressional

candidate in over two decades.

“My dad was a Teamster, so I understand firsthand the benefits unions provide working families. That’s why I’ve fought alongside labor unions like Teamsters to protect our nation’s workforce by standing up for workers’ ability to organize, receive livable wages, get fair benefits, and enjoy a good retirement. I appreciate Joint Council 37’s support for my campaign, reflecting our shared commitment to empowering Oregon workers. With nearly six months to go until Election Day, I’m thrilled that momentum for my campaign continues to grow,” Chavez-DeRemer said.

Chavez-DeRemer expressed support for Teamsters during last year’s negotiations with UPS, and she has spoken out against and opposed legislation that would harm union workers in Oregon. Additionally, Chavez-DeRemer has helped introduce the National Apprenticeship Act, which would invest in creating thousands of new apprenticeship opportunities. She is also helping lead the bipartisan Youth Workforce Readiness Act to prepare students to succeed in the workforce. In September, Chavez-DeRemer held a roundtable with local union representatives from Teamsters, Letter Carriers, and building trade unions to learn more about their top concerns.

The nine additional unions supporting Chavez-DeRemer are Ironworkers Local 29; the

Association of Flight Attendants-CWA Union; the International Union of Painters and

Allied Trades District Council 5; the Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen; Western States Carpenters; the International Union of Elevator Constructors Local 23; Local 1159, the Clackamas County affiliate of the International Association of Firefighters; the Oregon State Fire Fighters Council; and the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 701.

Additionally, Chavez-DeRemer has been endorsed by over 40 Republican, Democrat,

and Independent leaders throughout Oregon. Her campaign has also received key

endorsements from the Oregon Coalition of Police & Sheriffs, the Oregon Farm Bureau, AG-PAC, and AIPAC.



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