Friday, October 19, 2012

Ind.Teamster running for state House of Representatives

We're paying close attention to 19 political candidates who are Teamsters, used to be Teamsters or are close Teamster friends. Between now and Nov. 6, we'll be presenting one candidate a day to you, courtesy of Teamster Magazine.

A whole lot of union members in Indiana are furious and they’re doing something about it.

Hoosiers are fighting to take back the government and repeal the right-to-work-for-less law that took effect in March. The largest class ever of union members is now running for state senate and representative. Three are Teamsters.

Jerod Warnock, business agent for Local 135 in Indianapolis, has a good shot at winning his race for state representative in Indiana’s 5th District.

Warnock, a Democrat, spent his off hours recently at a church rummage sale, a police breakfast (at 4:30 a.m.), tailgate parties at a Notre Dame football game, the Elkhart Labor Day parade and knocking on doors. His big brother Bob Warnock, President of Local 364 in South Bend, has accompanied him on walks around the district.

Winning won’t be easy.

“It’s going to be work,” Warnock said. “We’re good at that.”