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BAKER, David

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BAKER, David. (Dubuque, IA, Aug. 8, 1957-- ). In 1991 Baker became president of Teamsters Union Local 421. He was re-elected for eight three-year terms. In 2008, Local 421 was merged into Teamsters Local 120. Baker continued serving as the elected agent and eastern Iowa director until 2012. He had previously worked as a wholesale food distributor for Continental-Hoxie Inc. from 1975 to 1976, DUBUQUE PACKING COMPANY from 1976 to 1978 and Flynn Ready-Mix Concrete Company from 1978 to 1990. He served as the union business agent in 1991.

Baker's other civic activities included being a member of the Iowa Conference of Teamsters and Teamsters Joint Council 45; vice chairman, DUBUQUE AREA LABOR-MANAGEMENT COUNCIL; and a board member of the United Way of Dubuque, Dubuque Community School District Foundation, GREATER DUBUQUE DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION, and the DUBUQUE AREA LABOR HARVEST. He was a member of the Dubuque Building & Construction Trades Council, United Labor Participation Committee, and the DUBUQUE FAST PITCH HALL OF FAME.

Baker was inducted into the DUBUQUE AREA LABOR HALL OF FAME in 2015.

In 2016 he was elected to the Dubuque County Board of Supervisors.



"3 Inducted into the Dubuque Area Labor Hall of Fame, Telegraph Herald, February 8, 2015, p. 5