TDU is a grassroots movement of union members organizing to transform the Teamsters and put the movement back in the labor movement.
TDU has mobilized grassroots campaigns in contracts covering more than 300,000 workers.
Building Progressive Unions
TDU activists are moving from Voting No against givebacks to voting for change. TDU helps members run for local union office and build progressive locals after they win.
Winning New Leadership
The next International Union election in the Teamsters starts next year. TDU is organizing at the bottom to win at the top.
Teamsters for a Democratic Union is funded entirely by TDU dues and donations from Teamster members and Teamster retirees.
Non-Teamster supporters can donate to our sister organization, the Teamster Rank and File Education and Legal Defense Foundation (TRF). Funds from non-Teamster donors are not used in union elections or in support of candidates for union office—they support educational and legal defense programs to protect workers’ rights.
TRF is a registered non-profit organization dedicated to educating and empowering workers to enforce their legal rights on the job and in the union. All donations to TRF are tax-deductible.
We are grateful for your donation and support of our organization. If you have made an error in making your donation or change your mind about contributing to our organization please contact us. Refunds are returned using the original method of payment and must be requested within 30 days of the donation date. If you made your donation by credit card, your refund will be credited to that same credit card.