Nina Bugbee


Local 332 President

Nina received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from Olivet Nazarene University and has been a licensed registered nurse for 32 years. She first became involved with the Teamsters as a RN Union Steward in 1988 while she was working at Flint Osteopathic Hospital and was a member on the negotiation team for the first time in 1990. In 1993 she became the chief union steward and from there, became the Vice President/Business Agent at Teamsters Local 332 in 1996. As a business agent, she became the chief negotiator for the Genesys Regional Medical Center RN’s and technical health care employees. In 2000, Nina became the President of Teamsters Local 332 and in 2007 she became the Principal Officer of the Local where she has held an executive and administrative position of leadership for representation of approximately 3,000 union members.

In addition to her Principal Officer duties, she was appointed to the Michigan Teamsters Joint Council #43 Executive Board in 2013, as the Healthcare Advisor and subsequently appointed as a Trustee on the board in 2015. In 2014, Nina was appointed as the Central Region Director of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Public Service Division under the leadership of IBT Director Michael Filler. Most recently, she was named the Executive Board Chair for the IBT American Red Cross Coalition of Unions.

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