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For Teamsters Local 174 member Ben Narayan, the decision to go down to Puerto Rico and help with hurricane relief was easy.

“I saw on CNN that the Mayor down there was pleading ‘we can’t move the containers, we don’t have truck drivers.’ Well the Teamsters are built on trucking – it’s the backbone of our Union,” said Ben, a 30-year Teamster who now works at Safeway. “I said ‘we need to be helping these people by sending truck drivers down.’”

Teamsters' Lydia Torres joins Senator Elizabeth Warren on Capitol Hill for the Real Aid, Right Now!

Four weeks after Hurricane Maria devastated the island of Puerto Rico, millions of people are still left without power, clean water, food, shelter, and medical help. Following the lack of action and response to the people of Puerto Rico, Teamsters Local 210 Business Agent and a native Puerto Rican Lydia Torres joined Senator Elizabeth Warren and hundreds of others on Capitol Hill today, for the Center for Popular Democracy’s “Real Aid, Right Now! Mobilization for Hurricane Justice” rally.

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