Grant Bendix

Grant Bendix

BA - Minnesota

Business Agent - Minnesota Office

Grant has been a Teamster since 2009, and he is proud to serve as a Business Agent for our Minnesota members.

Background

Grant became a Teamster in 2009, when he began working as political organizer at the Minneapolis Regional Labor Federation. An Iraq war veteran, Grant deployed with the 950th Engineer Company in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2010, where he served as a Team Leader for a Route Clearance Patrol.

Grant currently represents members in a variety of industries including health care, manufacturing, higher education, and warehousing.

Other Activities

In addition to the numerous awards and citations he received during his time in the military, Grant brings a diverse background of experience in the labor movement. As an organizer, he won seven organizing campaigns, helping nearly 400 workers gain a union voice. As a political operative, he helped elect labor-friendly candidates throughout Minnesota and helped lobby for, and pass a change in state law to protect public employee pension benefits from privatization in 2012. As a Business Agent, Grant has been responsible for bargaining campaigns with the state’s largest healthcare companies, and implemented innovative ways to communicate with members about contract issues.