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Traffic agents’ union has a new president

Rahim's long tenure at 1182 concludes, undone by claims of impropriety

Posted 3/1/24

Just a few months after securing a contract ratified by 95 percent of voting members, the longtime head of the local representing traffic enforcement agents has been ousted by his vice president. 

In a runoff election for CWA Local 1182 officers conducted by mail-in ballot from late January through mid-February, Alexander Sadik bested Syed Rahim 729 to 525, or roughly 58 percent to 42 percent, with the margin of defeat for the incumbent a likely reflection of member discontent following findings of financial improprieties within the local and a sexual harassment claim levied against Rahim. 

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