Ann_and_Dianna_copy.jpgHow the Reform Movement Has Changed the Teamsters Union (1976-1979)
In 1976 the Teamsters Union was in big trouble. Union leaders had allowed organized crime to infiltrate the highest levels of the union. Read More

presser_0.jpgWinning the Fight for Democracy (The 1980s)

The 1980s were a difficult time for working Teamsters. They were years of economic recession, freight industry deregulation, and concessionary bargaining. Read More

img032.jpgRebuilding Teamster Power (1991-1997)

Rank-and-file Teamsters won the right to vote for top Teamster officers after a decade-long fight led by TDU. In the 1990s members used that right to elect new leaders and change our union’s direction. Read More

history_graphic_-_1998-2001.jpgThe Fight to Save Our Union (1998-)

After the UPS strike victory in 1997, the Teamsters stood at the forefront of the American labor movement. But there were tough times ahead. The coming years would see Ron Carey’s reform efforts as IBT President ended and the restoration of old-guard leadership at the IBT. Read More

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Proposals for National UPS Contract

Reprinted from Teamsters United. UPS and UPS Freight negotiations began today. The IBT has released the unions proposal.

Click here to read the UPS proposals.

Click here to read the UPS Freight proposals.

Where Do We Go From Here?

This April 4th will mark the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination. As our nation prepares to celebrate his life and work, it is important to remember that it wasn’t always celebrated at the time.

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