Teamster Education from TDU

May 15, 2009: This May TDU is bringing Teamsters together for educational events on winning grievances, bargaining better contracts, and improving our union.

Last Saturday in Chicago, Teamsters joined labor activists from other unions for a one-day “Troublemakers School,” sponsored by Labor Notes magazine.

TDU leaders and members organized four workshops at the school, including Defending Our Contracts in Hard Times; Preparing Your Grievances to Win at Arbitration; Understanding the Union and Your Contract (in Spanish); and Changing Your Local Union.

“The classes were great. I went back to work and told other members how much I learned. I encouraged them to get to the next TDU meeting.”

Marlon Burlock Local 714, Cook County Dept. of Corrections

In Maryland, active members from Local 355 and Local 639 came together for a two-hour workshop on Building Power to Win Grievances.

TDU International Steering Committee Dan Campbell flew in from Milwaukee to lead the workshop. Members held a cookout after the workshop.

Are you interested in holding a workshop in your area? Click here to see a list of workshops available from Teamsters for a Democratic Union.


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