CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WDTV) - International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 175 has unanimously decided to affiliate with the West Virginia AFL-CIO.
Teamsters Local 175 represents over 3,200 workers in the state, many of whom are in the transportation business. The West Virginia AFL-CIO is made up of more than 575 affiliated unions and has around 79,000 members. The WV AFL-CIO recently made headlines for being one of three unions facilitating the recent teacher strike.
“West Virginia working families have been under attack by the legislative leadership for the past five years, and the Teamsters and the West Virginia AFL-CIO have worked side by side to combat that effort,” said Teamsters Local 175 President Ken Hall. "I look forward to working with WV AFL-CIO President Josh Sword, Secretary-Treasurer Andy Walters and their team, including all the affiliates and the network of 13 regional Central Labor Councils across the state, to spread our message and build even more support."
The two unions have worked together before, including working with other unions to file a lawsuit challenging the state's right-to-work law.