Many Americans this week are reflecting on the silent heroes who ensure our communities are safe by closely supervising society’s criminals in jails and prisons across this country. The Teamsters Union is among them as we represent more than 25,000 correctional officers, correctional probation officers and related correctional personnel.
“Our members who work in correctional institutions, as well as those who monitor offenders when released, are steadfast in their role of keeping our communities safe,” said Jim Hoffa, Teamsters General President. “Each of us has an obligation to be an advocate for those who serve and protect us, and the Teamsters will continue fighting for the passage of laws that provide for superior pay and benefits.”
The justice system would be incomplete were it not for the valiant efforts exhibited on a daily basis by these brave men and women who perform this vital function at the local, county, state and federal levels.
“We must also realize that one of the best ways to guarantee we maintain a professional and courageous corrections workforce is to demand that public safety be the first priority,” said Michael Filler, Director of the Teamsters Public Services Division.