Detroit – Today, Bill Black, Legislative Director of the Teamsters Joint Council #43 announced its endorsement of Pamela Sossi in the 1st House District Special Election. The Joint Council is the legislative and political arm of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters across Michigan. The council represents 90,000 members and retirees affiliated with thirteen local unions, including Local 214, Local 247, Local 299, Local 337, Local 372 and Local 1038 in Detroit.
“I am humbled and grateful to receive the Teamsters endorsement,” said Sossi. “My family has a long history of organizing labor and fighting for the working class and I look forward to continuing that tradition in Lansing.” Pamela’s great-grandfather joined the CIO in 1933 and worked at Ford River Rouge for 30 years; her great-grandmother served as Vice President and President of the Waitresses and Cashiers Union while working at Al Green’s Celebrity Room; her great-uncle was a founding organizer of the IBEW Local 58; her grandfather was an IBEW member for over 50 years, working at Stroh’s Brewery; her father and two uncles have been members of the IBEW Local 58 since the 1970’s and the UAW since the 1990’s; and her brother is also a member of the IBEW Local 58 and UAW (all three work for Chrysler).
The 1st District includes the cities of Harper Woods and Grosse Pointe Woods as well as portions of Detroit and Grosse Pointe Shores. The Primary Election is August 8.