April 8, 2008: The membership of our union is changing more every year, but the top Teamster leadership has not kept pace.
Black Teamsters meeting at the 2013 TDU Convention.
African American Teamsters Stepping Forward
“We need more African Americans to step forward into leadership in the Teamsters Union. And we cannot wait to be invited from on-high from Hoffa, because we'll waiting be a long time.
"Teamsters for a Democratic Union (TDU) is here to help. TDU organizers like me travel all over our union to talk with Teamsters, and help brothers and sisters take an active part in building stronger locals and a union that welcomes all workers.
“Send me an email or call me at 901-230-7992 to set up a meeting in your area.”
Willie Hardy, TDU Staff Organizer and Black Caucus Chair
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News from the TDU Black Caucus
January 10, 2008: Forty years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, where he was organizing support for striking sanitation workers.
May 1, 2007: Nichele Fulmore has been a package car driver at UPS in Lumberton, North Carolina for over 12 years.
March 5, 2007: On Jan. 15, Local 728 proudly joined in the Martin Luther King Day march here in Atlanta, Dr. King’s home and also the headquarters of UPS.
October 18, 2006. When the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers merged into the Teamsters two-and-a-half years ago, they added the words “and Trainmen” to the end