Election 2016: Members Speak Out


Kuyzendra A. Cobb
Local 9-0425

Kuyzendra A. Cobb, 55, of Roanoke Rapids, N.C., has been a union member for 33 years. She is employed at KapStone Kraft Paper. She is a trustee, serves on the executive board and is vice chair of the Women of Steel committee for USW Local 9-0425. In addition, she is an executive board member of the North Carolina AFL-CIO Eastern Piedmont Central Labor Council and the North Carolina and Roanoke Valley Chapter of the A. Philip Randolph Institute.

Last June, Cobb received the District 9 Jefferson Award for her years of dedication to community service. She volunteers for her church’s ministries, the Halifax County Branch of the NAACP, the Halifax County Leadership Equity Project, the local American Cancer Society Relay for Life and voter registration drives. In addition, she serves as a Halifax County Precinct Chief Judge and as a North Carolina Guardian ad Litem, protecting abused and neglected children in the court system.

“As a person, Hillary has gone above and beyond her call of duty. At the very beginning of her career, she found out why disabled children could not attend school.  

“One of the reasons why I am standing here today is because I went the extra mile to do some of the things which needed to be done in the community.”

“Hillary works hard and is dedicated to this country. She is in favor of raising the minimum wage and equal wages for men and women performing the same job. She is in favor of union organizing and a safe work environment.

“Hillary has a history of doing things for the working class, for children and for the elderly. She has been engaged with people and listens to their stories, concerns and issues.”

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