Message from Jason and Catherine: Teamsters Celebrate Women’s Equality Day

Message from Jason and Catherine: Teamsters Celebrate Women’s Equality Day

Dear Teamsters,

In 1971, Congress designated August 26 as a day to celebrate Women’s Equality Day each year in the United States. We have an extraordinary opportunity — and burden — during this tumultuous time: We must elect candidates who champion equality of women. We must choose leaders who strive to represent and want the best for ALL constituents, no matter their gender, skin color, religion, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, or any other identifier. As a Union that represents working people of all genders, races and nationalities, we stand together for equal rights, equal pay and equal treatment for women.

We ask all Local 2010 members throughout California and our country to take an important action today that will further propel women toward true equality with men:

Please ask all of your female colleagues, family and friends if they are registered to vote. If any are not, help them to register at

The Teamsters have been known as leaders on issues of social justice since our early days just after the turn of the 20th Century, and Teamsters were one of the first to organize women into our rank-and-file. Teamsters continue to take the lead on issues of diversity and equality of women. We are extremely proud of this distinction and continue this leadership today.

Let us not forget the struggles of Susan B. Anthony, Sojourner Truth, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Mother Jones, Harriet Tubman, Lucy Stone, Dolores Huerta and the millions of women who have fought valiantly in the face of strident sexism and discrimination for full equality for women. We have come far, but there is still much work to be done. Now is the time to assert our individual, political identities and advance equality through the upcoming election.