Consider how politics affects your job. As public employees, decisions about your collective bargaining rights, your job security, and your wages and benefits are made by elected officials at the County, in Olympia, and in Washington D.C.
The trouble is that politicians are heavily influenced by corporate lobbyists who don’t have your best interest at heart. In fact, big business outspends working families on politics by more than 15-1, often pushing an anti-worker agenda.
Public employees can fight back with DRIVE, the Teamsters’ political action committee. DRIVE funds grassroots political action and aggressive lobbying that has helped stopped some of the worst attacks on working people. Contributions to DRIVE support a wide range of activities:
- DRIVE helps protect your PERS pension plan;
- DRIVE backs political candidates who will stand up for working families.
- DRIVE keeps you informed on the key issues that affect your future;
- DRIVE supports voter registration to ensure that working families are fairly represented.
All County employees can easily enroll in DRIVE by signing up for automatic payroll deductions. Your family and your livelihood are too important to let corporate lobbyists determine your future. Fight back with DRIVE! To find out how, talk to your Business Representative.