Teamsters Joint Council 55 and Teamsters Local 730 are latest unions to endorse Carroll Foy and her fight for working families in Virginia
(Woodbridge, VA) – Today, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Joint Council 55 and Teamsters Local 730 announced their endorsement of Del. Jennifer Carroll Foy for Governor of Virginia, citing her proven record of fighting for working families. These unions represent more than 12,000 Virginians. They are the latest unions from across the Commonwealth to support her candidacy, including the American Federation of Government Employees Local 252, United Brotherhood of Carpenters, Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters and IBEW Local 26.
“We are proud to endorse Jennifer Carroll Foy, who has a proven track record of championing the rights of workers and unions,” said Teamsters Local 730 President Ritchie Brooks and Teamsters Joint Council 55 President Frank Myers. “While others have had the opportunity to secure progress for working people but failed to deliver, Carroll Foy has successfully led on critical priorities, from passing legislation to raise the minimum wage to expanding access to quality health care, to growing union apprenticeship programs. When it comes to workers, she never backs down and never takes ‘no’ for an answer. We look forward to working with her when she is elected the next Governor of our Commonwealth.”
“Growing up in Petersburg, one of the poorest communities in our Commonwealth, I faced the same challenges too many working families in Virginia face today,” said Del. Carroll Foy. “As Governor, I’ll make sure Virginia does right by workers. I’ll fight to create more good jobs that pay a living wage, increase access to quality, affordable health care, and more. These are hard times and I pledge to do all I can to ensure workers in the Commonwealth can get back on their feet and get what they need to thrive.”
Del. Carroll Foy has a proven track record of fighting for workers’ rights in Virginia. In the legislature, she passed a bill that cracks down on companies that don’t pay their workers, sponsored legislation for a $15 minimum wage, passed legislation instituting a prevailing wage on all state-funded construction projects, and co-sponsored legislation repealing the “Comstock Rule” that banned the use of Project Labor Agreements and helped thousands of construction workers get quality health coverage. Del. Carroll Foy recently released her post COVID-19 economic recovery plan, ensuring that working people are critical in every aspect of Virginian recovery.
Jennifer Carroll Foy has dedicated her life to service. As one of the first women to graduate from Virginia Military Institute, a former foster mom, a magistrate judge, and public defender, Jennifer has embodied the ideals of community, honor and commitment in every facet of her life. During her time in the legislature, Jennifer led the way on the Equal Rights Amendment, proudly supported the successful fight to expand Medicaid to over 500,000 Virginians, and passed a budget that includes a 3% salary increase for teachers. She is a proud mother to twin three year olds, and wife to her husband Jeff, who she met her first week at VMI.