The Teamsters, one of the largest labor unions in the United States and the world, expressed solidarity with Iranian truckers, currently striking against the government.

In a letter faxed on Wednesday to Abolfazl Mehrabadi, the deputy director of the Iranian interests section, located in the Pakistani Embassy, the General President of the union, James Hoffa, wrote, “Iranian truck drivers in 25 provinces and 160 cities have been on strike over low pay, rising operating costs, increased tolls and other regulatory fees. #Teamsters stand in #solidarity with our Iranian brother & sisters!”

Hoffa declared that the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, which represents 1.4 million transportation and supply chain workers in both the U.S. and Canada, “stands in solidarity with our Iranian brothers and sisters.”

“We urge the government of Iran to listen to the grievances of the striking Iranian truck drivers, address their just demands and recognize their internationally recognized rights to assembly, speech, freedom of association and collective bargaining,” Hoffa concluded.
Teamsters Union Supports Striking Iranian Truckers | The Tower