All candidates who want an endorsement from Teamsters 117 must fill out a questionnaire asking detailed questions about our legislative priorities. We ask questions about whether a candidate will support and work with us on a myriad of labor standards, about their position on "right to work for less" legislation, and a number of other important issues facing working families.
Our questionnaire is created each year by our Statewide Political Advisory Committee, a committee of members from each sector of our Union. Our questionnaire for 2017 is here.
A candidate must turn in their questionnaire, and sit 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.