Kim Vargas- Teamsters Intl - LGBTQ+ Caucus
Learn more at labor.gay Today we chat with Kim Vargas, a 15 year member of the Teamsters Intl and member of their LGBTQ+ caucus. Kim talks about how the Union helped her move from $20/hr to $30/hr to $60/hr plus benefits. She shares her experiences about how the Union protected her during layoffs and continues to fight for her today. My favorite part of our chat was hearing Kim talk about Rocco, a Teamster leader who has helped her out a ton of times. I thought he was just a dude at her local union in CT, but NO, Rocco is also an executive leader at the Teamsters, and he literally fights for a day to day worker like Kim. That’s what being in a union is all about! I hope you enjoy our chat with Kim.