Teamsters Local 814 Emphatically Endorse Ben Kallos for Manhattan BP
Professional Movers Union Mobilizing to Elect “Tireless Fighter for City’s Working-Class”
Local Cites Long Track Record of Advocacy for Worker’s Rights, Affordable Housing
Today, Teamsters Local 814’s executive board announces their endorsement of Councilperson Ben Kallos for Manhattan Borough President. “In a crowded field with several other principled progressive candidates, says Local 814 President Jason Ide, “Kallos stands alone for being such a tireless fighter for the city’s working-class, and for never being afraid to hold the city’s most powerful institutions to account.” “Our union’s membership looks forward to hitting the streets and helping him be elected as Manhattan’s next Borough President,” he added.
Local 814’s Secretary-Treasurer Walter Taylor also weighed in by praising Kallos’ work ethic and his follow through on key issues that matter to the city’s workers. “With a lot of candidates talking about building back our city and creating a just recovery, Ben is one of the few that will really do the work to make that happen,” said Taylor. “Whether it’s affordable housing or union jobs, we look forward to standing alongside Ben and keeping the fight going for a better city,” he added.
“Sometimes people forget that it’s the movers, and the truck drivers and the nurses, and so many other workers, that keep this thing going -- and that sacrifice for the rest of us,” Taylor continued. “Well Ben is one of the few that’s never forgotten that,” he added. “And together we’re going to be issuing some wake-calls after he wins,” said Taylor.