(WASHINGTON) – The following is a statement by Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa:
“Today, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters proudly endorses Maria Elena Durazo in her re-election bid as the Vice-Chair of the Democratic National Committee. She has been a strong advocate for the Teamsters waste and port campaigns and will continue to be a strong voice for working families and labor.
“As a leader at UNITE HERE she has advanced efforts to raise living and work standards for all workers. She has the leadership skills and organizing background to tackle the tough challenges facing the DNC.
“Maria Elena Durazo will ensure that working families are heard in the corridors and Washington and state capitols across the nation.”
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