Fullerton, Calif. – Today, Gil Cisneros, Fmr. Lieutenant Commander who is running for Congress in California’s 39th Congressional District, was endorsed by the Teamsters Joint Council 42. Teamsters Joint Council 42 represents 23 Teamster Union Locals, and nearly 250,000 working Teamsters and retirees are affiliated with Joint Council 42.
“Teamsters Joint Council 42 is proud to have the opportunity to endorse Gil Cisneros for Congress to bring a voice determined to fight for working people in the 39th District,” said Randy Cammack, President of Teamsters Joint Council 42. “Gil’s background is entirely about selfless service to others.”
“I thank the Teamsters for endorsing my campaign and for their tireless efforts to improve working and living standards for American families and communities,” said Cisneros. “We need to start investing in working families again, and I will stand up to President Trump and his administration’s attempts to undermine America’s workers at the expense of massive tax breaks for corporations and special interests. In Congress, I pledge to be an advocate for higher wages, paid family leave, equal pay for equal work, and greater investments in education, vocational training and career development.”
The endorsement of the Teamsters Joint Council 42 adds toof elected officials and organizations who support Cisneros’s campaign, including the California Coalition of Law Enforcement Associations, San Bernardino County Professional Firefighters, Orange County Professional Firefighters Association, Los Angeles County Professional Peace Officers Association,California Federation of Teachers, California Teachers Association, Planned Parenthood Action Fund, NARAL Pro-Choice America, AAAF, VADC, KADC, California Treasurer John Chiang, Congressman Ted Lieu and eighteen other Democratic members of Congress, SEIU California, the Giffords Campaign to End Gun Violence, The Brady Campaign, California School Employees Association (CSEA), the California Democratic Party, United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW), UniteHere! Local 11, Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters, United Steel Workers, the Orange County Labor Fed, the LA County Labor Fed, the California Labor Fed, IBEW Local 11, LiUNA Local 562, women’s rights champion Dolores Huerta, BOLD PAC, End Citizens United, the national Veterans advocacy organization VoteVets, and numerous local officials.