DRIVE means Democrat, Republican, Independent Voter Education. DRIVE is the Teamsters political action fund in the United States. DRIVE was set up because union dues, by law, cannot be contributed to poltitical candidates.
Some Teamster contracts provides for DRIVE contributions to be deducted automatically from the employees' paychecks when a member signs up for DRIVE check-off. For members who do not have DRIVE deduction at their worksite, DRIVE contributions must be mailed in.
From time to time, a DRIVE representative will come to your jobsite to talk about issues the Union promotes on a local, state, regional and national level. Listen carefully and learn more about the issues and the DRIVE program. It's our voice and our future. It's our chance to have a say in the political system and the way decisions are made.
Contact your chief steward, officers or agents for more information on the DRIVE program.