Meetings & Structure

Annual Rank & File Convention
Hundreds of Teamsters gather every year at the TDU Rank & File Convention to learn, set TDU’s course for the coming year and to elect TDU’s leadership. The Convention features educational workshops with union activists, labor educators, attorneys and other experts as well as interest meetings for Teamsters from the same employer or industry.

International Steering Committee
Teamsters for a Democratic Union is run by an elected steering committee of fifteen Teamster members, retirees and spouses. TDU members elect the International Steering Committee (ISC) each year at our Rank & File Convention. Four co-chairs and the National Organizer are also elected each year the Convention.

Chapters & Local Meetings
Teamsters for a Democratic Union is a grassroots organization with chapters across North America. TDU Chapters bring together Teamsters from local unions in their area to work together. TDU employs a staff of organizers who travel to meet with Teamsters at the local level, hold workshops and support reform organizing efforts.
Contact us to find out more about meetings in your area

TDU is a membership organization of Teamsters, Teamster retirees and spouses. Annual membership dues are $40 or $25 for spouses, retirees and Teamsters who gross less than $25,000 a year. Your annual dues are a small investment in safeguarding your future. After joining, your level of involvement is up to you.
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TDU is 100% Teamster owned and operated. TDU receives no money from the Teamsters Union or any employer. We are independent, nonprofit and funded entirely by membership dues and donations.