TDU Women's Caucus

Members of the TDU Women’s Caucus are working together to build a union that fights for all Teamsters.

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The Women’s Caucus shares information relevant to the struggles of Teamster Women on the job and in our union, and offers a network for Teamster women to share strategies on overcoming obstacles. We bring together reform-minded Teamster Women from across the country and every Teamster industry. We work to empower Teamster Women to organize for justice in the Teamsters and take leadership in the reform movement.

Click here to ask a question, send a comment, or find out how you can get involved.


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Union Membership Steady for 2019 at 16.4 million

That represents a slight decline in percentage of unionization, according the comprehensive annual report. The union advantage remains strong: "Union members had median usual weekly earnings of $1,095 in 2019, while those who were not union members had median weekly earnings of $892" That's $10,556 per year. Read the report.

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