TDU Black Caucus

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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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8 Men Awarded $5.3 Million from UPS; Effigy Hung from Ceiling

By Greg Kocher, Lexington Herald Leader

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A Fayette Circuit Court jury awarded $5.3 million in damages to eight black men who had filed a 2014 lawsuit alleging a hostile work environment at UPS in Lexington.

“The verdict of the jury maybe will change things at UPS, because they really need change,” said UPS tractor-trailer driver William Barber, 54, a plaintiff who continues to be employed by the company. “...We hope UPS sees this and addresses the situation.”

"Right-to-Work" provides no 'rights' and no 'work'

January 22, 2015: Since last year’s Congressional elections, lawmakers in at least nine states have signaled that they intend to introduce “right-to-work” legislation.   Wisconsin, New Mexico, New Hampshire, Ohio and Missouri will be battlegrounds over the misnamed legislation, with bills being introduced in early 2015. Efforts to pass RTW laws are also expected in Colorado, Kentucky, Montana and Pennsylvania.  “Right to Work” laws mandate unions to represent workers who don’t pay any dues or fees...

Getting Part-Timers Involved: an interview with Local 804 steward Kioma Forero

January 8, 2015: Stewards in your building have had a lot of success in winning grievances and getting more members involved. How do you do it?   A lot of our organizing is done from our parking lot meetings held every other Thursday and Friday.   What do you do at the parking lot meetings?   The topics depend on what the most important issues are at work that week. One week it could be management cracking down on attendance, another it...

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington

August 28, 2013: Today marks the 50th Anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. The hidden history of the march may surprise you—and it shows why we need to keep marching today. Hidden History: The March on Washington was not organized by Martin Luther King. The march is best remembered for Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech which continues to inspire millions of Americans. But Dr. King was...

A Teamster Troublemaker for Fairness

September 6, 2013: A Local 802 Teamster celebrates her 15th year as a groundbreaking Teamster and "troublemaker" for fairness. The first Teamster woman at her grocery warehouse, Arlena Dean filed a grievance to force her employer to create a locker room for women employees only to be told that she was forbidden to use it. Management at her Bronx-based grocery warehouse banned Arlena, who considers herself a "proud African-American lesbian Teamster," from using the women's...
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Members Elect Reformers to Rebuild 71

After Voting No against contract givebacks, members have voted out pro-Hoffa officers in Charlotte Local 71.  Members elected TDU activist Willie Ford and the Rebuild 71 Slate to lead their local. Ford beat the incumbent president by 757 to 286.

Proposed Change for YRC and Holland

YRCW management has submitted a proposed change of operations to combine two very small Holland and YRC terminals in Northern Michigan. Affected Teamsters would dovetail into a Holland terminal operation, which would pick up and deliver YRC and Holland freight. 

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