Posted: October 8, 2014
Source: James P. Hoffa, Teamster.org
Less than a month from today, Michiganians will have an opportunity to head to the polls. While many might be tempted to just throw up their hands instead of casting a vote, they should keep in mind what is at stake. Because rest assured, those with corporate interests certainly will.
A slew of state and federal candidates will be on the ballot Nov. 4, highlighted by tight races for governor and U.S. Senate. And it is incumbent on every voter to get familiar with their stances on the issues. Too many seeking elective office have become enamored with big business at the cost of regular workers. If allowed to take power, those lawmakers will reward their moneyed elite contributors.
The Teamsters are urging our members and those concerned about the future of the middle class to support candidates who are willing to invest in Michigan and our communities. Although one might think that any candidate would want what’s best for this state, the facts just don’t back it up.
Take trade, for instance. It may not seem obvious why the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership with 11 other nations is a significant issue for rank-and-file workers. But make no mistake, the Teamsters have seen this story play out before, and it does not end well.
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