day legislation that can affect your job is debated and voted on in
both Lansing and Washington D.C. From expanding MIOSHA funding to
keep your worksite safe, from protecting overtime laws to stopping
NAFTA agreements, Teamsters political power works for you.
Teamsters have established a Legislative Department and a political
action committee, DRIVE, which stands for Democrat, Republican, Independent
Voter Education. This fund is one of the largest political action
committees in the United States. Funded by voluntary contributions
from IBT members, DRIVE is our answer to the millions of dollars
spent by Big Business each year in support of anti-union candidates.
Monies raised are used to support the campaigns of labor-friendly
politicians (Democrat & Republican).
How Can I Join
Michigan Teamsters DRIVE?
There are two ways. Many of Local 243's contracts provide for the
employer to deduct voluntary weekly check-off deductions of $1.00
and send them to DRIVE. If you work under one of these contracts,
your voluntary weekly contribution can be deducted just like your
union dues. Ask your Steward for a DRIVE card, or fill out the card
below, clip it out, and send it to Local 243.
All money raised this way stays with Local 243's political action
committee, and is contributed in our union's name.