Teamsters Joint Council 32 Representing Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota and South Dakota Supports Fight for Workers' Rights

Mar 01, 2011, 14:26 ET from Teamsters Joint Council 32

MINNEAPOLIS, March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Teamsters Joint Council 32 is standing with workers throughout the United States who are fighting an unprecedented attack on working families that has been launched across the country.


"We're not going to let them get away with it," said Sue Mauren, President of Joint Council 32.  "By launching this corporate-funded attack against all working people, the forces who want to deny workers their rights and dignity have united us.  We are saying 'enough is enough.'  We are going to make sure we defend the rights of workers in our area and those throughout the United States."

Teamsters Joint Council 32 members have stepped up by participating in rallies in Madison, Wisconsin and other state capitols.

Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa praised Teamsters Joint Council 32's efforts.

"You are turning the tide of public opinion," Hoffa said.  "Local unions throughout the United States are stepping up and standing with the workers in Wisconsin and other states that are under direct attack.  We have a saying in the labor movement, 'an injury to one is an injury to all.'  We will fight for as long as it takes to defend workers' rights and say no to this coordinated attack.  This is not just about public employees.  This fight involves all workers."

Founded in 1903, the Teamsters Union represents 1.4 million hardworking men and women throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico, including thousands of law enforcement officers in over 1,400 departments and agencies.

SOURCE Teamsters Joint Council 32