Ich werde mich nicht dafür entschuldigen, für meine Kollegen und alle Amerikanischen Arbeiter eingetreten zu sein.
I will never apologize for standing up for my fellow Teamsters and all American workers.
Improving the outlook for U.S workers isn't about creating millions of minimum-wage jobs. It is about creating sustainable, skilled employment that allows Americans to earn a fair wage with benefits that allows them to pay for housing and food on the table and sustain a middle-class lifestyle.
That's what unions do. They can get money, they can get support, they can get manpower.
Public sector employees are the eyes and ears on the ground for the communities they serve.
This union has been divided in like a civil war - brother against brother - sister against sister. And I'm pulling it together. We've already seen evidence of that in New York, in Pennsylvania, in California. The first thing is we have to get on the same page. We have to be united in one cause.