PRESS RELEASE: Teamsters Local 959 Endorses Senator Sullivan for Re-election

Teamsters Local 959 Endorses Senator Sullivan for Re-election

ANCHORAGE, AK – Alaska Teamsters Local 959 has announced their endorsement of Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) for re-election, highlighting his efforts to harness Alaska’s energy potential and secure historic funding for Alaska-based military construction.

 

“Senator Dan Sullivan is the right person to keep Alaska moving forward during these tough economic times,” said Gary Dixon, Teamsters Local 959 Secretary-Treasurer. “His views and actions on developing Alaska’s natural resources and his work to get funding for Alaska military construction projects is essential for creating Alaska jobs in all these industries. This is why Teamsters Local 959 proudly endorses Dan Sullivan for U.S. Senate.”

As U.S. Senator, Dan Sullivan has spearheaded efforts on behalf of Alaska’s laborers and their families such as:

  • Securing $1.6 billion in new military construction funding for Alaska;
  • Authorizing new critical infrastructure projects across the state that strengthen and repair roads, ports, bridges, and runways
  • Advocating for responsible energy development and the opening of ANWR and the NPR-A;
  • Protecting apprenticeship programs for building trades;
  • And standing-up for prevailing wages.

BACKGROUND:

Alaska Teamsters Local 959 represents union members across a wide variety of industries in the state. Teamster Local 959 has provided Union services to nearly 60,000 Alaskans and their families.

The Alaska Teamsters Local 959 joins a broad coalition of organizations across Alaska and the United States who endorse Senator Dan Sullivan’s re-election. Recently, the United Fishermen of Alaska, Alaska Support Industry Alliance, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Calista Corporation, National Federation of Independent Business, International Union of Operating Engineers, Marine Engineers’ Beneficial Association, American Maritime Officers, International Organization of Masters, Mates & Pilots, and the Seafarers International Union have endorsed Sullivan.

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