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How does our endorsement process work?


All candidates who want an endorsement from the Teamsters must fill out a questionnaire asking detailed questions about our legislative priorities.  We ask questions about whether a candidate will support and work for interest arbitration rights for our members at the Department of Corrections, about their position on "right to work for less" legislation, and a myriad of other issues important to working families.

Our questionnaire is created each year by our Statewide Political Advisory Committee, a committee of members from each sector of our Union.

A candidate must turn in their questionnaire, and go through an in-person interview process where members from our Statewide Political Advisory Committee ask them questions about their support on our issues, and follow up questions to what they include on their questionnaire.

The Advisory Committee then makes an endorsement and contribution recommendation to our full Executive Board.

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