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S.C. Teamsters Spread the Word on Top Issues to Get Out Vote

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- After a week of talking to members at worksites throughout South Carolina, members of Local 509 spent the Leap Day primary celebrating their work at a “Seafood Fest” GOTV event. Members proudly wore their “I Voted” stickers as they enjoyed a Low Country Boil.

From school bus barns to manufacturing plants, Local 509 members talked to one another about the issues and encouraged each other to vote.  At school bus yards in Charleston, members got right to the point with questions like “are you registered to vote?” and “you voting on Saturday?” 

Minimum Wage Hikes Just Start of Justice for Workers

A new year has brought increased pay for nearly 7 million low-wage workers in 22 states.

Thanks to a mix of lawmakers or voters themselves approving minimum wage hikes (and cost-of-living adjustments) in recent years, those at the bottom of the pay scale are getting much-deserved raises, ranging from a $1.50 an hour in Washington state and New Mexico to 10 cents an hour in Florida.

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