Teamsters Joint Council Announces Endorsements for the 2018 General Election, Urges members to support J.B. Pritzker for Governor
JOINT COUNCIL 25 | Teamsters Joint Council 25’s Executive Board voted unanimously to endorse JB Pritzker and Juliana Stratton for Governor and Lt. Governor, respectively, in the upcoming General Election on November 6, 2018.
“J.B. Pritzker has demonstrated a strong commitment to the labor movement, and as a champion of progressive solutions to the problems we face in Illinois – problems created by Bruce Rauner and his war on the labor movement,” said Joint Council 25 President Terrence J. Hancock.
“We need a Governor who will stand up for Illinois’ workers, who will fight for fair taxes so the middle class doesn’t have to bear the biggest burden,” said Hancock. “I know J.B. will work tirelessly to protect our middle class and to safeguard our rights to collectively bargain for fair wages and benefits.”
“I’m honored to receive the endorsement of Teamsters Joint Council 25,” said Pritzker. “For over 100 years, the Teamsters have been a voice for working men and women in Illinois. That’s really what this election is all about – fighting to create good middle class jobs for all Illinoisans. That’s what the Teamsters and the labor movement fight for, and that’s what I will fight for as Governor.”
President Hancock urged locals to reach out to their members to make sure they support labor-friendly candidates this fall.
“We need to make sure that all of our locals are communicating to their members how important this election is. We need each and every one of our 100,000 members to turn out to vote for J.B. and for all of our endorsed candidates,” said Hancock. We need to go to every membership meeting, every worksite and even to our members’ front doors if we have to. This is our moment; this is when the middle class takes back our state.”
A full list of endorsed candidates can be downloaded here.
For information about any of these candidates, or if you are interested in volunteering, please contact Teamsters Joint Council 25 Director of Government Affairs Mike Ciaccio at 847-292-1225.