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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

1,500 Kroger Teamsters Exit the Central States Fund

Teamster employed at three Kroger warehouses and two dairies have been removed from the Central States Fund, in an arrangement similar the removal of 44,000 UPS Teamsters in 2007.  

The Push is On for Butch Lewis Act

Today, at a press conference held in Washington D.C., Mike Walden, president of the National United Committee to Protect Pensions (NUCPP), reminded the assembled press and Congressional staffers, Senators and House Representatives, delegations of Teamsters and Mineworker retirees, of Butch Lewis’s remark, “A promise is a promise is a promise.” It’s that promise that this movement has grown to defend. And it’s happening loud and strong as we reach for the new law that will protect that promised retirement security.

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