December 2, 2005
Dear Brothers and Sisters:
According to our voter information records you reside in the 48th Congressional District and are listed as a registered voter.
There is a very important Special Election in the 48th Congressional District on December 6, 2005. This is due to the resignation of Christopher Cox and his appointment to be Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission. We urge you to support Labors endorsed candidate Steve Young.
There are a lot of unresolved nonpartisan issues that need to be dealt with over the next year. Some of these are 1. multi-employer pension reform; 2. healthcare reform; 3. proposed taxing of health insurance fringe benefits; 4. proposed elimination of home mortgage interest deductions; and 5. proposed elimination of state and local property tax deductions. Three of these proposals are outrageous attacks on the middle class and will adversely impact all working people and their families.
As you are aware over half of the amount of money that we negotiate in our Contracts is used for health insurance. Twenty-five percent of the health insurance premium is used to pay for the uninsured. This is a problem that can not be resolved through collective bargaining. It requires a political solution. We need a Congressperson who will protect public and private sector pensions as well as social security.
We urge you to study the issues and evaluate the positions of the various candidates. We believe that you will come to the conclusion that Steve Young is a candidate who will be truthful and not be a rubber stamp for anyone=s policies. He will fight to protect the middle class and keep jobs here in the USA. If you want to get involved in this campaign please contact Mr. Young=s campaign office at (949) 640-4400 or come by his office at 101 Pacifica, Suite 240, Irvine, California 92618. YOUR VOTE DOES MAKE A DIFFERENCE! We want thank you for your support of Teamsters Local 952 and hope you and your families have a Happy Holiday Season and a Prosperous New Year.
Patrick D. Kelly