Vote like a Teamster in 2016

img_20160915_211632There are many issues facing working families these days and all of them will be affected by the 2016 elections, both at the top of the ticket and all the way down the ballot. Each election we are faced with choices that can play an important role in the lives of working families and this election season is no different. The Teamsters, along with other labor unions across the nation, will be standing up for candidates that fight work workers rights and a strong middle class. The right to collectively bargain remains the only clear pathway to the middle class and it is under constant threat from corporate sponsored legislation and anti-union candidates.

img_20160915_170707This election season we ask our members as well as friends and family to stand up for candidates who are proud to stand with labor and to “Vote like a Teamster”. In previous years we declared that we were Teamsters and we vote but voting itself is just not enough. We need to focus specifically on candidates that support collective bargaining and stand for union values and that is why this election season we are asking you to “Vote like a Teamster”.

I Vote like a Teamster because everything we have in collective bargaining can be taken away with the stroke of a pen by legislators. All gains we have made at the NLRB including the new election process will be lost if we elect the wrong person to the white house.”, said Teamsters Local 769 President and Principal Officer Mike Scott.

img_20160915_170540You can participate in the Teamster Challenge: Teamsters Local 769 is again challenging voters to show their Teamster spirit and participate in our “Vote like a Teamster” CHALLENGE! Print this flyer as a full page and take a selfie (picture of yourself) dressed for work or at work holding it (ON YOUR BREAK TIME-of course). Post it on your social media page with a brief comment of  why you support labor endorsed candidates. Use hashtag #UnionStrong in the post so we can see. Each week until election day, 1 random member who participates in the challenge will be chosen to receive a Teamsters Local 769 t-shirt and a featured worker profile on our website.

As always we also encourage all of our members to participate in the Teamsters D.R.I.V.E. program which supports candidates from all parties who fight for labor.  You can learn more about the Teamsters D.R.I.V.E. program here and always vote for those who have the backs of working men and women.

img_20160915_142825We have a tough battle ahead this fall, but Teamsters are always ready for a fight. Stand up, stand together and VOTE LIKE A TEAMSTER!

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