One of the largest and influential worker’s unions, Teamster has always shown a lot of loyalty to the Democratic Party when it is election time. They have approximately 1.4 million active members located in Canada and the United States and their support has always been vital for the Democrats.
This year however they have decided to not publicly endorse any candidate for either party. It has even been said by someone close to the union that many candidates are leaning towards a Republican candidate, Donald Trump.
One of these members is Antonio Caraccilio and he has created a Facebook page called “Teamsters United For Donald J. Trump.” He says that the created so that he and his fellow Teamster members could discuss their support for the billionaire.
He says “we all like Trump” when speaking to Breitbart News and one of the main reasons for this support is trade. He also pointed out that many members do not support Clinton after the Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal.
As a former union member, just want to thank TEAMSTERS for supporting TRUMP. Hoping other unions follow through. He’s the man for you.
— Rich G (@richg4021) January 16, 2016
“We went out and we went against those trade agreements,” he explained. “We need to stop the free trade because it’s hurting our country,” he added. “Basically, this is why Trump is more appealing to me, close the borders … work on the currency manipulation and the trade deficits.”
He also is worried that American citizens will lose jobs because of companies moving to different regions.
“Hilary Clinton talks about jobs, but the trade agreements caused Ford to be able to move to Mexico,” he said.