One year out from the expiration of the contract, UPS Freight Teamsters are getting organized to win a far better contract than they’ve seen over the nearly ten years they’ve been in the union. Teamsters United and TDU are helping stewards, concerned active members, and some dedicated officers to lay out a grassroots effort to make gains in the 2018 contract.
December 3, 2008: The International Union announced it will achieve the organizing goal of 40,000 new members in 2008. UPS Freight was the single largest company organized by our union this year. Twelve thousand UPS Freight drivers and dockworkers joined the Teamsters this year. More than 8,700 First Student workers also joined the Teamsters this year as well as 8,500 United Airlines mechanics. We’ll have the chance to maintain this momentum in the coming year...
"TDU unites workers to take on corporate greed. Together, we're taking on corrupting and contract givebacks and fighting for a better future. A strong union involves everyone. That's what TDU is all about."
This April 4th will mark the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination. As our nation prepares to celebrate his life and work, it is important to remember that it wasn’t always celebrated at the time.