Hoffa: Specter Will Fight for Working Families
HERSHEY, Pa., April 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Conference of Teamsters today voted unanimously to endorse Arlen Specter for re-election as the Democratic Party's candidate for U.S. senator.
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Specter's position on trade, jobs and labor law reform earned him the Teamsters endorsement.
"Sen. Specter will continue to fight for working families and to bring good jobs to this country," said Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa, who introduced Specter today at the Pennsylvania Conference. "He voted for jobs bills this year. He's been with us on right to work and project labor agreements. He voted to extend unemployment benefits. He voted for the stimulus bill, and he took a lot of heat for it. I'm very pleased that the Pennsylvania Conference has endorsed him."
"Sen. Specter understands that bad trade deals have destroyed good Pennsylvania jobs, and he's doing something about it," said William Hamilton, president of the Pennsylvania Conference of Teamsters and an international vice president for the union. "We were delighted when he announced last week that he is co-sponsoring the TRADE Act, which reforms our misguided trade policy."
"Sen. Specter has had a long and positive relationship with Pennsylvania Teamsters," said Roy Marshall, president of Teamsters Joint Council 40 in Pittsburgh. "He understands what Pennsylvania needs and he has worked hard for us over the years. He's clearly the best choice for Pennsylvania Democrats."
The Pennsylvania Conference of Teamsters represents 92,000 members in the public and private sectors throughout the commonwealth.
Founded in 1903, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters represents 1.4 million hardworking men and women in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.
SOURCE International Brotherhood of Teamsters