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Business Observer Thursday, Sep. 30, 2010 11 years ago

Pasco workers join Teamsters

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More than 1,000 Pasco County government workers will join Teamsters Local 79.

Roughly 1,100 Pasco County government employees voted to join the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. The workers will become part of Teamsters Local 79.

The decision follows the unionizing of government workers in Hernando and Collier counties. Local 79 president Ken Wood said, “Now we will work hard to negotiate a contract that will provide the Pasco County workers with the brighter future they deserve."

The International Brotherhood of Teamsters claims 1.4 million members across the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico. The Business Review looked at the organization's potential impact on the Gulf Coast earlier this month.

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