Local 3 secures major wins for working people

Local 3 secures major wins for working people

Thanks to the hard work of Voice of the Engineer (VOTE) volunteers, great leadership and the commitment of a dedicated staff, the outcome of the recent Midterm Elections was overwhelmingly positive for Operating Engineers throughout our jurisdiction. Our membership successfully mobilized to oust anti-union politicians, elect labor-friendly candidates, secure and protect infrastructure funding and defeat anti-union attacks (see a list of these political wins below). Local 3 continues to be a shining example of working people coming together and making their voices heard, and because of that, the future looks even brighter for Operating Engineers!

CALIFORNIA

STATEWIDE RACES

U.S. Senate

Diane Feinstein 

Governor

Gavin Newsom 

Superintendent of Public Instruction

Tony Thurmond 

STATEWIDE BALLOT INITIATIVES

Proposition 6 (Voter Approval for Future Gas and Vehicle Taxes and 2017 Tax Repeal Initiative) Takes away the $52 billion transportation infrastructure funding that voters approved last year, along with halting current and future construction projects intended to improve the safety and longevity of California’s terrible roads. VOTE NO 

STATE SENATE

Anna Caballero District 12 

Melissa Hurtado District 14 

STATE ASSEMBLY

Rebecca Bauer-Kahan District 16 

SAN FRANCISCO BALLOT MEASURES

Prop A (Embarcadero Seawall Earthquake Safety Bond) VOTE YES 

SAN MATEO COUNTY BALLOT MEASURES

Measure W (San Mateo County Transit District: Sales Tax Measure) VOTE YES 

PLACER COUNTY BALLOT MEASURES

Measure B (Roseville ½-cent tax) Raises $16 to $19 million annually, including up to $10 million for Local 3 work. VOTE YES 

SACRAMENTO COUNTY BALLOT MEASURES

Measure U (Local tax that enhances public safety and city services; raises $50 million annually) VOTE YES 

CITY OF SAN JOSE BALLOT MEASURES

Measure T (Raises $650 million for Public Safety and Infrastructure) VOTE YES 

NEVADA

STATEWIDE RACES

U.S. Senate

Jacky Rosen 

Lieutenant Governor

Kate Marshall 

Attorney General

Aaron Ford 

STATEWIDE BALLOT INITIATIVES

Question 3 (Amends Nevada State Constitution to make Electricity Markets open and competitive) Would deregulate the Public Utility Companies in Nevada, allowing large energy users to walk away from their financial obligations and leave the Nevada taxpayers responsible for potentially over a billion dollars. VOTE NO 

UTAH

Congressional

Ben McAdams District 04 

STATEWIDE BALLOT INITIATIVES

Proposition 4 (Utah Independent Redistricting Commission and Standards Act).VOTE YES 

HAWAII

STATEWIDE RACES

U.S. Senate

Mazie Hirono 

Governor

David Ige 

Congressional

Tulsi Gabbard District 02 

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