As the presidential candidates turned their attention to “Super Tuesday” and swing states, Teamsters members were there to push them on Teamster issues. Local union members and officials in North Carolina and Pennsylvania got in on the action as part of the Teamsters 2020 primary engagement strategy.
Iowa was the center of much of the presidential campaign world last week as contenders were drawn to the Hawkeye State to attend the Nov. 1 Iowa Democratic Party’s Liberty and Justice Dinner.
Teamsters had a busy week 11 on the campaign trail, attending events in Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and for the first time, North Carolina. With less than 100 days until the first Caucus in Iowa, Teamster members are out in full force to push all candidates to talk about our issues and what they would do to address them.
Action picked up on the campaign trail during week 10, which included members from two additional Teamster Local Unions getting into the mix with a Warren Rally in Virginia, as well as stops at events in Iowa and a training held for union members in Nevada as well.
The trail was a little quieter than usual during week nine, with just one Iowa event to highlight. However, big news came Friday when the union publicly unveiled its Teamsters 2020 Primary Engagement program. More on that below.
In week eight of the Teamsters 2020 Primary Engagement program, the number of candidate hits ticked up over 100 … 108 to be exact. Union members from Iowa and South Carolina pressed candidates to go further in their commitments on Teamster issues like protecting our pensions and standing up for collective bargaining.
Week seven of the Teamsters 2020 Primary Engagement program featured members and local union leaders raising Teamster issues at candidate events across the country from east to west. Virginia became the 14th state where Teamsters have gotten out to make sure our issues are being addressed in this presidential election.