Teamsters March on Washington for Jobs

Oct 02, 2010, 17:30 ET from International Brotherhood of Teamsters

One Nation Working Together Rally in Washington on 10-2-10

WASHINGTON, Oct. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hundreds of Teamsters came from around the country to march for jobs and justice at the One Nation Working Together rally today.

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Carrying bold black-and-orange signs that said simply, "Jobs!", the Teamsters came to show their solidarity with working people from all walks of life.

"The Teamsters aren't afraid to get involved," said Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa. "We believe that every working person in America should have a good job if he wants one. That's what this is all about."

"People who love America made a big effort to be at this march," Hoffa said. "Some of our Teamsters drove all the way from California.

"We've moved too far away from the dream that anyone who works hard and obeys the rules can live a good and decent life," Hoffa said. "We need to reclaim that dream."

The march was sponsored by One Nation Working Together, a coalition of unions, human rights groups, religious groups, civil rights groups and environmentalists.

Founded in 1903, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters represents 1.4 million hardworking men and women throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico, including 250,000 workers at UPS.

SOURCE International Brotherhood of Teamsters