While the vote result is a substantial victory, it's just the latest step in the campaign for justice for MU graduate workers.
"Without a countervailing pull of authentic engagement, the appeal of right wing rhetoric will continue."
"The labor rights and voting rights movements are interconnected - we must be smart enough to hook up; if we do, we can change this nation."
"We care about workers' rights, which are in a shambles and are a disgrace, but we can't win these fights if 30 million people can't vote."
The campaign will bring out at least 75 percent of newly-registered voters in for the primary elections in April 2016.
And the wins workers got, on amendments denouncing USPS cuts and advocating paid family and medical leave, may only be symbolic.
The first suffragist demonstration took place in Washington, D.C. on March 3, 1913.
This is another step Teamsters members have taken to move their union away from its sordid past and towards a powerful democratic future.
Today people from around the country and globe are wishing the long time civil rights giant, Julian Bond, a very happy birthday.
"The fact of the matter is that people are disillusioned by endless political bickering and eyed these elections with great dispirit."