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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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...

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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...

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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...
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