Teamsters Local 700 Political Director Greg Ortiz is in Washington, D.C. this week for the annual Teamsters Political Director’s Meeting. Between sessions, Greg and other Teamster leaders had the chance to meet with many politicians, including Senator Tammy Duckworth, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, and Congressmen Raja Krishnamoorthi, Brad Schneider, Bill Foster and Mike Quigley. Greg also met with Senator Dick Durbin’s staff.
Topics that Greg discussed included the affects of Right to Work on public sector employees and how to protect our collective bargaining rights. He also talked about repealing the 40% Cadillac Tax and how we can solve the pension crisis in America.