Chatsworth, CA -- Today, on the heels of announcing a record-setting fundraising haul of more than $120,000 in less than six weeks, Pilar Schiavo announced the endorsement of the Teamsters Joint Council 42. Teamsters JC42 represents 24 Teamsters Union Locals located in Southern California, Southern Nevada, Guam, Saipan and Hawaii, with nearly 250,000 working Teamsters and retirees.
The support from Teamsters JC42 adds to the growing support for Pilar’s campaign, which recently announced the endorsements of Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond, Treasurer Fiona Ma, Board of Equalization Member Malia Cohen, Senators Maria Elena Durazo and Connie Leyva, Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez, CA Dem Party Vice Chair David Campos, AFSCME 3299, National Union of Healthcare Workers (NUHW), United Steelworkers Local 675 (USW), and the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) TSA Local 1260.
“As a proven champion of working families, spending her career fighting for good jobs, a stable economy, healthcare, and housing, we are proud to endorse Pilar for Assembly,” said Randy Cammack, Teamsters Joint Council 42 President. “We know Pilar will go to Sacramento and find real solutions to our community's most challenging problems. We look forward to working with her to ensure all families have the support they deserve.”
Schiavo has spent her career fighting to uplift working families, working for more than a decade at the California Nurses Association supporting nurses and healthcare workers on the frontlines. Additional labor union support for Schiavo’s candidacy is not only validating of her decades of work, but shows the kind of champion for working families she will be in Sacramento.
“Having the support of Teamsters Joint Council 42, with so many members in my assembly district, and the support of so many other labor unions this early in my campaign is so significant. It gives the voters a real chance to understand my experience, my values, and what I can deliver for our community,” said Schiavo. “I am ready to go to Sacramento and get to work to deliver for working families, starting day one.”
Pilar has spent her career working to uplift working families. For almost 13 years, Pilar worked with California Nurses Association (CNA), most recently deploying nurses for disaster relief and humanitarian missions. She's also worked with UNITE-HERE Local 11, SEIU, AFL-CIO, the San Francisco Labor Council, all with the one goal of uplifting families. Pilar has been active in her community for years, initiating and co-founding West Valley Homes YES! (WVHY) and the West Valley People's Alliance (WVPA), serving on the PTA at her daughter's public school, and was elected to the Leadership & School Site Councils. Pilar lives with her daughter Sofia and her stepdaughter Germany in Chatsworth.