Political Activism 

Though the majority of our members and affiliates live and work in the greater Reno-Sparks area, the Council's jurisdiction spans Northern Nevada, from Incline Village to Elko. We lobby on behalf of our members—working men and women—across the state, and at all levels of government. Our political values are simple: to achieve and sustain the betterment and protection of our members. We work closely with elected officials to find solutions to complex labor issues, and to ensure that those who benefit from Nevada's growth include those who build it.

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2018 Endorsements

 Jacky Rosen, U.S. Senate (Democrat)

Jacky Rosen, U.S. Senate (Democrat)

 Steven Horsford, U.S. House Dist 4 (Democrat)

Steven Horsford, U.S. House Dist 4 (Democrat)

 Kate Marshall, Lieutenant Governor (Democrat)

Kate Marshall, Lieutenant Governor (Democrat)

 Julia Ratti, Senate District 13 (Democrat)

Julia Ratti, Senate District 13 (Democrat)

 Tina Davis Hersey, Senate District 16 (Democrat)

Tina Davis Hersey, Senate District 16 (Democrat)

 Teresa Benitez-Thompson, Assembly Dist 27 (Dem)

Teresa Benitez-Thompson, Assembly Dist 27 (Dem)

 Autumn Zemke, Assembly District 40 (Democrat)

Autumn Zemke, Assembly District 40 (Democrat)

 Chris Hicks, District Attorney (Republican)

Chris Hicks, District Attorney (Republican)

 Greg Smith, Washoe Cnty Commission 5 (Dem)

Greg Smith, Washoe Cnty Commission 5 (Dem)

 Tammi Davis, Washoe Cnty Treasurer (Unaffil.)

Tammi Davis, Washoe Cnty Treasurer (Unaffil.)

 Hans R. Keller, Constable Incline Village (Rep)

Hans R. Keller, Constable Incline Village (Rep)

 Sparks Ward 2 (No Endorsement)

Sparks Ward 2 (No Endorsement)

 Dina Titus, U.S. House District 1 (Democrat)

Dina Titus, U.S. House District 1 (Democrat)

 Pat Spearman, U.S. House District 4 (Democrat)

Pat Spearman, U.S. House District 4 (Democrat)

 Aaron Ford, Attorney General (Democrat)

Aaron Ford, Attorney General (Democrat)

 Wendy Boszak, Senate District 14 (Democrat)

Wendy Boszak, Senate District 14 (Democrat)

 Sarah Peters, Assembly District 24 (Democrat)

Sarah Peters, Assembly District 24 (Democrat)

 Mike Sprinkle, Assembly District 30 (Democrat)

Mike Sprinkle, Assembly District 30 (Democrat)

 Nevada Supreme Court C, No Endorsement

Nevada Supreme Court C, No Endorsement

 Hillary Scheive, Reno Mayor (Unaffiliated)

Hillary Scheive, Reno Mayor (Unaffiliated)

 John Kadlic, Reno City Attorney (Unaffiliated)

John Kadlic, Reno City Attorney (Unaffiliated)

 Wendy Jauregui-Jackins, Washoe Cnty Assessor (D)

Wendy Jauregui-Jackins, Washoe Cnty Assessor (D)

 Sparks Mayor (No Endorsement)

Sparks Mayor (No Endorsement)

 Rudy Viola, Sparks Ward 4 (Democrat)

Rudy Viola, Sparks Ward 4 (Democrat)

 U.S. House District 2, No Endorsement

U.S. House District 2, No Endorsement

 Chris Giuchigliani, Governor (Democrat)

Chris Giuchigliani, Governor (Democrat)

 Nelson Araujo, Secretary of State (Democrat)

Nelson Araujo, Secretary of State (Democrat)

 Catherine Byrne, Controller (Democrat)

Catherine Byrne, Controller (Democrat)

 Jill Tolles, Assembly District 25 (Democrat)

Jill Tolles, Assembly District 25 (Democrat)

 Richard "Skip" Daly, Assembly Dist 31 (Dem)

Richard "Skip" Daly, Assembly Dist 31 (Dem)

 Lidia S. Stiglich, Supreme Court G (Unaffiliated)

Lidia S. Stiglich, Supreme Court G (Unaffiliated)

 Naomi Duerr, Reno Ward 2 (Unaffiliated)

Naomi Duerr, Reno Ward 2 (Unaffiliated)

 Washoe Cnty Commission 2 (No Endorsement)

Washoe Cnty Commission 2 (No Endorsement)

 Nancy Parent, Washoe County Clerk (Republican)

Nancy Parent, Washoe County Clerk (Republican)

 Darin Balaam, Washoe Cnty Sheriff (Unaffiliated)

Darin Balaam, Washoe Cnty Sheriff (Unaffiliated)

 Andrew B. Caudill, WCSD Dist C (Unaffiliated)

Andrew B. Caudill, WCSD Dist C (Unaffiliated)

 Susie Lee, U.S. House District 3 (Democrat)

Susie Lee, U.S. House District 3 (Democrat)

 Steve Sisolak, Governor (Democrat)

Steve Sisolak, Governor (Democrat)

 Zach Conine, Treasurer (Democrat)

Zach Conine, Treasurer (Democrat)

 June Joseph, Assembly District 26 (Democrat)

June Joseph, Assembly District 26 (Democrat)

 Paula Povilaitis, Assembly District 32 (Democrat)

Paula Povilaitis, Assembly District 32 (Democrat)

 Dixie Grossman, DCJ Justice Court (Unaffiliated)

Dixie Grossman, DCJ Justice Court (Unaffiliated)

 Paul McKenzie, Reno Ward 4 (Unaffiliated)

Paul McKenzie, Reno Ward 4 (Unaffiliated)

 Kitty Jung, Washoe County Commission 3 (Dem)

Kitty Jung, Washoe County Commission 3 (Dem)

 Lawrence Burtness, Washoe County Recorder (Rep)

Lawrence Burtness, Washoe County Recorder (Rep)

 Verita Black Protho, Washoe Cty Pub Admin(D)

Verita Black Protho, Washoe Cty Pub Admin(D)

 Dian Vanderwell, WCSD Dist B (Unaffiliated)

Dian Vanderwell, WCSD Dist B (Unaffiliated)

 Ryan Gonda, WCSD At Large (Unaffiliated)

Ryan Gonda, WCSD At Large (Unaffiliated)


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UPCOMING ISSUES

LABOR 2018 ELECTION CAMPAIGN

Many of the biggest issues facing Americans this year are issues close to working families, like health insurance, sexual harassment protections, and fair working conditions. Electing candidates who understand and support labor is key to the future of Nevada's unions. Watch this space for campaign updates and calls for action now through November.

 


GET INVOLVED

The Council is committed to lobbying on behalf of the some 6,000 union members in our jurisdiction, but we can't do it alone. Support from union members and the public is critical to making sure important labor issues reach policy decision-makers at every level of government. >>

Local

Local government consists mainly of city councils and county officials. City council and county commission meetings are open to the public, and often open to public comment. Choose below to find your local representatives.

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State

State offices include those of the governor, senators, representatives, and the legislature. Elected officials in these offices impact statewide and local politics, and many represent Nevada's workers in the national arena.

Find and contact your state representatives here

National

In this political era, it's easy to think that voicing your opinion to the office of the President of the United States will fall on deaf ears. Let's not give up. Our highest offices need to hear from labor, and to know that we are legion.

Use this form to send a message to the White House, or call the comments line at 202-456-1111.


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Every vote counts. If you support Nevada's working families, fair wages, safe conditions, building a healthy local business community and a strong Nevada economy, make your voice heard and vote!