As Teamsters, we utilize all of the tools at our disposal to improve our pay, benefits and rights on the job: fighting for stronger collective bargaining agreements, teaming up with our sisters and brothers in other Unions, and through passing legislation that benefits workers or addresses issues workers are unable to solve through our Union contract. Because Teamsters member dues are spent mostly on member representation, our legislative footprint is funded through donations to Democrat Republican Independent Voter Education (DRIVE).
DRIVE uses the money it receives for political purposes – including making contributions to and expenditures on behalf of candidates for federal, state, and local offices – and addressing political issues of importance to working families.
When we partner with a California lawmaker on a bill that would enact beneficial changes for workers and working families – it’s DRIVE that pays for those efforts.
All members are encouraged to contribute $2 per week to DRIVE to enable the Teamsters to fight for our rights as workers at the federal, state and local level. To sign up for a paycheck deduction to DRIVE, contact your Union Representative.