Union Issues Early Endorsement for Breed, an Advocate for Workers
Doug BlochEmail: [email protected] Phone: (510) 333-1179
(SAN FRANCISCO) –– Teamsters Joint Council 7 has issued its early endorsement of Mayor London Breed for reelection.
Breed has worked tirelessly to advocate for working people as mayor of San Francisco and throughout her career. She has demonstrated her commitment to workers, marshalling the resources of the city and county of San Francisco to assist the 270 Teamster members who work as drivers for Chariot. Chariot, owned by Ford Motor Company, recently announced that it will cease operations by March.
Breed has announced a training program to accelerate the transition of Chariot drivers into other driving positions in the city. The drivers will have access to a free training program to prepare for the Class B commercial drivers’ test to be able to apply for bus driver positions, including for Muni.
Breed is currently leading an effort for San Francisco to adopt a citywide project labor agreement, which would cover Teamsters in the construction industry and other construction workers.
The mayor grew up recognizing the importance of unions. She was able to attend college with the support of her uncle Chuck Davis, a Teamster official, and his wife, Linda, also a Teamster member. Breed is the first African American woman and second woman overall to be elected mayor of San Francisco.
Breed received the endorsement of Teamsters Joint Council 7 in her first campaign for mayor in the city’s special election. Breed won that election in June 2018, and in her short time in office has proven her commitment to the city’s diverse residents.
Teamsters Joint Council 7 represents 100,000 working men and women in 22 local unions in Northern California, the Central Valley and Northern Nevada.