TDU Convention

To TDU Convention Attendees:

To complete convention registration, of for questions regarding the Convention, contact the TDU staff in Chicago. The hotel phone number is 773-693-5800; ask for the O'Hare Boardroom, which is the TDU convention office.

-- The TDU Steering Committee and Staff.


Are you concerned about where our union is going, and ready to do your part? Now is the time for you to register for the TDU Convention, Nov. 5-7 at the Holiday Inn Chicago O'Hare.

Top 5 Reasons to Attend the TDU Convention

1. The Best Education in Our Union

“I live in rural North Carolina—where there is not much labor activity. The workshops at the convention have armed me with the knowledge I need to write and present stronger grievances, know my rights as a union member, and understand labor history.”
Nichele Fulmore, UPS Local 391, Lumberton, North Carolina


2. TDU Gets Us the Facts

“Freight Teamsters are worried about the future of our jobs and pensions. TDU is where we go to get the true facts we need to stay informed and join up with other members who want to turn things around.
“We'll be meeting up at the Convention in Chicago.”
Butch Lewis, Holland Local 100, Cincinnati


3. Meet Teamsters Who Are Making a Difference

“You meet the most amazing people at the TDU Convention: Teamsters who are holding management to the contract, mobilizing the members, and winning local union office. I always come back with new ideas and new inspiration.”
Alex Tenchavez, UPS Local 396, Los Angeles


4. Get Inspired

“It's easy to think that you're all alone—but then I went to the TDU convention last year, and it really opened my eyes and gave me new hope. The people in TDU are living proof that we can make a difference in our union.”
John Lattanzio, YRC Local 690, Spokane


5. Save Our Union

“The next year will determine the future of our union. It's up to us to turn the union around and make our union great again. Are you ready to get involved and make a difference? Be there.”
Frank Halstead, Ralphs Local 572, Los Angeles


Three Days of Teamster Education

Over a dozen hands-on workshops led by Teamster leaders, attorneys and experts on

  • Bargaining
  • Grievances
  • UPS Production Harassment
  • Pensions and Benefits
  • Running for Office and Convention Delegate
  • Legal Rights
  • Teamster History
  • TDU Success Stories
  • and much more...

Special meetings for UPS, freight, rail, carhaul, waste, UPS Freight, movers, warehouse, and other Teamster industries. Plus caucus meetings for African American, Latino, and women Teamsters.


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