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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The day that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. died

National Consitution Center Yahoo April 04, 2013 View the original piece It was 45 years ago today that civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was killed by an assassin’s bullet in Memphis. The world has changed greatly since 1968, but King’s message survives intact. King was in Tennessee to help support a sanitation workers’ strike. At the age of 39, King was already an internationally known figure. Starting with the Montgomery boycott in...

Honoring the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King

By Willie Hardy This month we celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, who did so much to further the cause of equality in our country. Today, it has become popular for politicians and the media to praise him, while some of them ignore what he stood for. I, for one, am getting tired of the hypocrisy. To honor the man, we need to tell the truth about what he stood for. Dr. King...

EEOC, YRC Settle Race Discrimination Suits

Kevin P. McGowan BNA Daily Labor Report July 02, 2012 View the original piece The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Yellow Transportation Inc., and YRC Inc. have settled for $11 million an EEOC suit alleging that the trucking companies permitted the racial harassment of black employees at a now-closed Chicago Ridge, Ill., facility, EEOC announced June 29 (EEOC v. Yellow Transp. Inc., N.D. Ill., No. 09 CV 7693, preliminary approval granted6/28/12). Magistrate Judge Susan E. Cox of the U.S. District...

EEOC Race Discrimination Case Against YRC/Yellow Transportation Ends with $11 Million Decree

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission June 29, 2012 View the original piece Class of Black Employees Suffered Hangman's Nooses, Racist Graffiti and Epithets, Harsher Discipline, and Tougher Work Assignments, Federal Agency Charged CHICAGO – An $11 million consent decree entered here today in federal court has ended the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's (EEOC) race harassment and discrimination lawsuit against a major transportation company. Magistrate Judge Susan E. Cox granted preliminary approval of the decree....

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...
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