Remembering Pete Seeger

January 28, 2014: TDU and workers everywhere lost a friend with yesterday’s passing of Pete Seeger, the legendary folk singer and social activist.

Seeger, who died yesterday at the age of 94, was a role model for putting his principles into action. He stood up to McCarthyism, supported the Civil Rights movement, worked to clean up the Hudson River and was a strong supporter of unions and workers’ rights.

Throughout his life, Seeger lent his name and his voice to support grassroots movements—including Teamsters for a Democratic Union. 

When asked to support a fledgling group of Teamsters working to reform our union and open it to the members, Seeger didn’t hesitate.  He headlined a TDU benefit concert in Detroit, drawing a crowd of 1,500 fans to support Teamster reformers right in Hoffa’s home town.

Solidarity Forever, Which Side Are You On?  These weren’t just lyrics to Pete Seeger. They were his guiding principles. In TDU, we try to live up to them.

Click here to read more about Pete Seeger’s life and legacy.

 

Get Advice Join TDU Donate

Recent News

Has the IBT Really Reached a Deal on COVID-19 Safety Supplies?

On a Teamster podcast, Package Division Director Denis Taylor claims he’s negotiated an agreement for Teamster drivers to get a UPS purchase order so they can buy PPE and critical safety supplies out on their routes. Is this a real agreement or another empty promise from the Hoffa administration?

New York UPSers Take Action to Protect Themselves & the Public

UPS Teamsters in New York City are taking action to protect themselves and the public in the heart of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

View More News Posts