Nowhere is it more important to have each others' back than inside our prison walls. Teamsters working for the Department of Corrections know their work requires them to be ready for anything.
This extends outside the prison walls. When a corrections officer didn't show up to work one day, his co-workers knew something was wrong. At his home, they discovered that he required immediate medical attention. Their instincts and good will likely saved his life.
When news of this spread to the Teamsters Local 117 Executive Board, they made a contribution to pay some of the medical bills.
As union members, we have each others' backs.