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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

Carhaulers Will Vote on New Contract

Carhaul Teamsters voted to reject two concessionary contracts and sent the employers and the Hoffa administration back to the bargaining table. Rank-and-file unity paid off and members will now vote an improved agreement.

Investigations Officer Blasts Hoffa Administration

The court-appointed Independent Investigations Officer (IIO) has issued a first-year report to the US Attorney and James Hoffa, and it consists entirely of blasting the Hoffa administration for illegally obstructing the investigations, and violating the consent order to “shield a political ally”, Rome Aloise.

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