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Mayoral Candidate Toni Preckwinkle Proud to Receive the Endorsement of 10,000 Public Employees of Teamsters Local 700

Press Release
Mar 1 2019

Preckwinkle has been a champion for working folks during her time in office

Today, Mayoral candidate Toni Preckwinkle is proud and grateful for the endorsement of Teamsters Local 700, which represents more than 10,000 working families in Illinois.

Teamsters Local 700 joins the thousands of working families from SEIU Local 1, Chicago Teachers Union, and UFCW 881 that have already endorsed Toni Preckwinkle for Mayor.

“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.”

“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.”