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TDU Black Leadership Conference

African-American Teamsters will hold TDU’s first national Black Leadership Conference, July 13-14 in New York City.

Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

As the country honors the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., we remember his often ignored contributions to the labor movement. Dr. King understood the ties between labor rights and civil rights. He gave his life while supporting striking sanitation workers in Memphis, Tennessee. He spoke firmly against right-to-work laws, saying that “in our glorious fight for civil rights, we must guard against being fooled by false slogans, such as ‘right to work.’ It is a law to rob us of our civil rights and job rights.”

Michael Savwoir: A Crusader for the Teamster Rank & File

Michael Savwoir has fought for democracy, racial justice and a stronger Teamsters Union for well over 30 years, and he’s still going strong. Teamsters—especially TDU members—salute his unwavering commitment, as he steps down from the TDU Steering Committee, on which he has served for nearly 20 years.

The Brutal Life of a Sanitation Worker

(Reprinted from The New York TimesFeb. 9, 2018) Fifty years after the Memphis strike, workers continue to risk their lives across the United States to handle garbage and recycling. The solution in 1968 was collective bargaining, and it is the solution today as well.

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Black Leadership Conference

African American Teamster activists came together for a weekend of education and union solidarity at the TDU Black Leadership Conference, July 13-14.

Happy 4th of July!

TDU wishes all Teamster brothers and sister and their families a happy 4th of July.

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