ANCHORAGE, AK – Today, the Alaska Teamsters Local 959 announced their support and endorsement of Congressman Don Young in his reelection to the U.S. House of Representatives.
“As Alaska’s sole Congressman, Don Young’s passion and dedication for developing new jobs and opportunities for our workforce is unquestionable. His consistent support for workers’ rights, fair wages, and organized labor efforts to protect American workers has earned him our overwhelming support and endorsement this year. Even in these times of growing partisanship, his polices and politics have always transcended party in order to build a strong, more prosperous Alaska,” said Rick Boyles, Secretary-Treasurer of the Alaska Teamsters Local 959.
“I am honored to receive the support of the thousands of hardworking men and women in Alaska. The future of Alaska depends on a workforce that is properly trained, paid and well represented in Congress. Our state’s economic growth must consist of a variety of jobs in all sectors from construction to education to transportation to law enforcement to health care. I have been and remain committed to ensuring Alaskans have access to good paying jobs so they can create the future they want. I am grateful for this endorsement from the Alaska Teamsters and from its members throughout the State,” said Congressman Don Young.
Teamsters Local 959 represents over 5,000 men and women at over 100 employers across the state of Alaska. Members of Local 959 cover almost every profession imaginable. The active participation of Local 959 members is instrumental in helping to achieve industry-leading contracts that ensure that wages, benefits, and working conditions are protected. Teamsters Local 959 is affiliated with International Brotherhood of Teamsters.
Congressman Young is the longest current serving member of the United States House of Representatives and holds the title of Dean of the House. He is Chairman Emeritus of the House Natural Resources Committee and a senior member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. The Washington Post named Congressman Young as one the top 10 most effective lawmakers, credited for his ability to work across party lines to focus on Alaskan interests. The Lugar Center and Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy have recently ranked Congressman Young among the top 10% of bipartisan Members of Congress.