About Us

Teamsters for a Democratic Union is a grassroots organization of thousands of members across North America, working together to rebuild Teamster Power.

We’re truck drivers, dock workers, warehouse workers, clericals—every kind of Teamster, and retirees and spouses, too.

We fight for good contracts and oppose concessions and benefit cuts.

We bring Teamsters together to enforce our rights and to hold union officials accountable to the members.

TDU is run by Teamsters for Teamsters. Our leadership body, the International Steering Committee, is elected each year at our TDU Convention.

Not controlled by any official and answerable only to the rank and file, we are an independent voice for working Teamsters.

For more than 30 years, TDU has been uniting Teamsters to put our union to work for the members.

Find out what we’ve won and where we stand. If you believe in rebuilding Teamster Power by getting members informed and involved, then Teamsters for a Democratic Union may just be the group for you.

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Recent News

Union Membership Steady for 2019 at 16.4 million

That represents a slight decline in percentage of unionization, according the comprehensive annual report. The union advantage remains strong: "Union members had median usual weekly earnings of $1,095 in 2019, while those who were not union members had median weekly earnings of $892" That's $10,556 per year. Read the report.

'How this African American UPS worker challenged powerful union leaders in Philly, and won.'

by Juliana Feliciano Reyes, January 22, The Philadelphia Inquirer

"Around the country, rank and file union activists — from teachers to journalists to warehouse workers — have challenged the establishment, who they say is too complacent, too cozy with management, to fight for workers and keep corporations in check."

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