TDU Black Caucus

black-caucus-page.jpgMembers of the TDU Black Caucus are working together to build a union that fights for all Teamsters.

The Black Caucus shares information relevant to the struggles of Black Teamsters on the job and in our union. We bring together reform-minded Black Teamsters from across the country and every Teamster industry. We work to empower Black Teamsters to organize for justice in the Teamsters and take leadership in the reform movement.

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Standing Up for Union and Civil Rights

June 25, 2012: TDU member Mike Spruill interviewed about how and why he became a TDU member and a Teamster. How did you get involved? It runs in the family. The union movement and civil rights struggle crossed paths a lot in my house. My uncles were union, and my great aunt Mary Lou Mobley in North Carolina was very involved with Martin Luther King Jr. and the civil rights struggle. They never let me...

TNBC Conference, Aug. 9-14, Detroit

May 3, 2011: The 36th Annual Educational Conference and Banquet of the Teamster National Black Caucus will be held August 9 to 14 in Detroit, Michigan. The event will be held at the Marriot Hotel at the Detroit Renaissance Center. The registration fee for rank-and-file Teamsters is $175 and includes workshops, the Saturday morning prayer breakfast, the Clara Day luncheon and a ticket to the Saturday night banquet. Registration fees for Teamster officers is $225....

Martin Luther King: 1968 Memphis Sanitation Strike Was Powered By the Rank and File

“…If you stand up straight, people can’t ride your back. And that’s what we did. We stood up straight.” That's how Taylor Rogers explains the success of the 1968 Memphis sanitation strike. Rogers was a principal organizer of the historic strike. That strike ended in victory, but it was also the setting for the tragic assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King. Martin Luther King on Workers' Rights See Martin Luther King's last speech to striking...

Workers left to rot by U.S. Food Service

August 9, 2010: When Thomas P. Samatas, co-founder of Labor One Inc., was building his business, he turned to a part of the work force that is often shunned. Samatas hired young black men -- some saddled with felonies -- from CHA's Cabrini-Green housing development to unload trucks at U.S. Food Service's Bensenville facility. Click here to read more at Sun-Times Media.

Yellow told to turn over workers' list

July 27, 2010: Yellow Transportation must turn over the names and phone numbers of black employees who worked at the company's Chicago Ridge terminal as part of a federal lawsuit filed last year, alleging racial discrimination, according to a court ruling. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission sued Yellow in December, alleging that black workers at the terminal, which closed last year, were subjected to insulting messages, including hangman's nooses and racist graffiti. Click here...
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