“We are confident that Toni is the best qualified candidate for mayor based on her broad experience tackling tough issues,” said Teamsters Local 700 President Michael G. Melone. “When faced with budget shortfalls in the County, Toni has always provided solutions to save jobs and prevent major layoffs in Cook County so that residents would continue to receive the vital government services they expect. She believes in the quality of work that union employees bring to the table. Toni has always supported the best interests of our members as Cook County Board President and we look forward to her continued support and working with her as Mayor of the City of Chicago.”
“I’m proud and thankful to have the support of the thousands of working families of Teamsters Local 700,” Preckwinkle said. “With our shared vision for a more progressive Chicago, we will start to make this city work for working people. Chicagoans will have a clear choice for mayor this election, and I look forward to working with the Teamsters as we fight for a more equitable and prosperous city.”
Toni will be on the ballot on April 2 as part of a run-off election for Mayor in the City of Chicago. We encourage all Local 700 members and our affiliates who live in Chicago to vote for Toni as the most qualified and labor-friendly candidate.
Local 700 on Lori Lightfoot:
Unions fight for workers’ rights in the workplace, pension and wage security, and for opportunities for advancement. Lori Lightfoot wants to “take on the unions.” Does this sound like a candidate that is for labor, for workers’ rights? No!