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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We Need a Union Leadership that Looks Like Our Membership

April 8, 2008: The membership of our union is changing more every year, but the top Teamster leadership has not kept pace. African Americans and Latinos make up a bigger portion of Teamster membership than ever before. And women Teamsters now account for a quarter of our total membership. But our union’s top leadership doesn’t look like our membership. The General Executive Board, our union’s elected leadership body, includes only one African American who is...

Members Petition Kraft to Respect MLK Day

January 10, 2008: Forty years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, where he was organizing support for striking sanitation workers. Today, many Teamster members still don’t have Martin Luther King Day off, even though it’s a federal holiday. Even worse, at least one Teamster employer marks Martin Luther King Day by laying off Teamster drivers without pay. This year, Local 807 members are standing up against this practice. Kraft Foods in...

Labor Notes: Nichele Fulmore—Standing Up for Women Leaders in Our Unions

May 1, 2007: Nichele Fulmore has been a package car driver at UPS in Lumberton, North Carolina for over 12 years. She is a member of Teamsters Local 391 and has been a full-time steward for two years. She began organizing to reform the Teamsters when she realized that “things weren’t right, especially when members are kept in the dark.” As part of our ongoing “Women Leaders in Our Unions” series, read more about how...

Martin Luther King Holiday: Why Not Now?

March 5, 2007: On Jan. 15, Local 728 proudly joined in the Martin Luther King Day march here in Atlanta, Dr. King’s home and also the headquarters of UPS. It’s time for UPS to recognize the Martin Luther King holiday that our country celebrates, but too many corporations ignore. If we win this at UPS, we can take that win to lots of other Teamster employers. One of UPS’s two big competitors, the Postal Service,...

BLET Fails Trainmen in El Paso

October 18, 2006. When the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers merged into the Teamsters two-and-a-half years ago, they added the words “and Trainmen” to the end of their name to signal that they welcomed conductors, brakemen, and switchmen (collectively know as trainmen). But now events in El Paso have led some to question how deep the commitment goes to these new Teamsters. Two Unions Compete for Membership Most trainmen are currently represented by the United Transportation...
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