Hillary Clinton ( AP Photo/Carolyn KasterBy : Bill Hoffmann
Hillary Clinton on Friday received a pivotal endorsement as the International Brotherhood of Teamsters announced that the Democratic nominee should be the nation’s next president.
The Teamsters General Executive Board says it unanimously voted to endorse the former senator and secretary of state.
“We are proud to endorse Hillary Clinton for President of the United States. She is the right candidate for the middle class and working men and women across the country,” Teamsters General President James P. Hoffa said.
“She will stand strong for the workers of America by fighting to reject job-killing trade deals, enforcing labor laws and working to provide retirement security for millions of people who have sacrificed so much for the chance to retire with dignity.”
Hoffa said the commander-in-chief must be “a serious candidate who understands what it means to govern responsibly.
“Donald Trump supports national right-to-work laws that are proven to weaken the middle class and has a long track record of shipping jobs out of the country as a businessman. He is no friend to working Americans.”
The Teamsters, which represent 1.4 million workers throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico, is the latest major union to endorse Clinton, following the AFL-CIO and SEIU.