More than fifty supporters of the reform movement, and some good Teamsters, turned out in Chicago last Saturday afternoon for some solidarity and to raise money for Teamster Power.
The event, held at Simone's Bar, was organized to raise money for TRF, the non-profit educational and legal organization that partners with TDU.
Generous supporters from the labor movement and Teamsters donated $4,266 at the event, plus a couple thousand more in pledges. Guests heard a report on the Teamster election and future of the Teamsters United coalition from newly-elected Teamster Vice President Bob Kopystynsky. TDU National Organizer Ken Paff spoke on the next steps for the reform movement. Labor Notes Associate Director Leah Fried, author Joe Allen, and Local 705 member Dave Bernt also spoke.
The successful event was endorsed by several Chicago-area labor activists. Special thanks to Chicago TRF board members Gina Alvarez, Dave Bernt and Daniel Ginsberg-Jaeckle.