Local Labor Organization endorses Wiley Nickel for NC Senate 16

By April 16, 2018 No Comments

Teamsters Chapter 391 endorses Wiley Nickel for NC Senate 16

Raleigh, N.C. – In a recent Teamsters Chapter 391 newsletter, chapter leadership announced their endorsement of Wiley Nickel for North Carolina state Senate in District 16.

In a social media post responding to the endorsement, Wiley Nickel stated, “We’re proud to have the endorsement of Teamsters Local 391!  The Teamsters are an organization that supports decent working conditions, better pay, stronger benefits and dignity and respect on the job.”

Nickel went on to say, “I am proud to stand with the hardworking men and women of the Teamsters.  In the state Senate I will fight to support greater collective bargaining power for Teamsters and all union members.”

Who are the Teamsters?

The Teamsters Union is North America’s strongest and most diverse labor union.  In 1903, the Teamsters started as a merger of the two leading team driver associations.  These drivers were the backbone of America’s robust economic growth, but they needed to organize to wrest their fair share from greedy corporations.  Today, the Union’s task is exactly the same.

The Teamsters are known as the champion of freight drivers and warehouse workers, but have organized workers in virtually every occupation imaginable, both professional and non-professional, private sector and public sector.