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Whether you are a new Teamster looking to get involved or an experienced member wanting to fine-tune your skills, Teamsters for a Democratic Union has the workshop for you. TDU's programs offer you the latest strategies and education–and a chance to network with other union members and knowledgeable labor leaders.

Contact Us to set up a workshop on one of the following topics or to design a custom workshop on the issues you face in your workplace or local union.

Protecting and Improving Pension and Health Benefits
Teamster benefits are under attack. Learn how new pension laws are affecting our benefits and what Teamsters can do to defend and improve our healthcare and pensions.

Organizing to Win a Strong Contract
Contract campaigns can make the difference between winning and losing at the bargaining table. Learn tactics that can unite members, increase your bargaining leverage and help you win a stronger contract.

Beating Apathy and Getting Members Involved
Apathy is the boss's best friend. Look at how and why members become uninvolved and what can be done to build membership participation and unity in your workplace and local union.

Legal Rights on the Job and In the Union
When there's a problem, what legal rights can members turn to and how are they enforced? Use real-life scenarios to learn more about the ins and outs of your legal rights on the job and in the union

Shop Stewards' Rights and Strategies
Legal rights and effective strategies that stewards and other active members can use to enforce the contract and defend members' from discipline.

Running for Local Union Office
How to run for office and win – by planning and executing a reform campaign. Proven strategies that have been used in winning campaigns and common mistakes to avoid.

Putting Teeth in the Grievance Procedure
Beef up contract enforcement by using strategies that work. How to choose your battles and prevent management from bogging you down in the grievance procedure. How to use grievances to combat apathy and build unity

TDU Convention
The annual TDU Convention features educational workshops with union activists, labor educators, attorneys and other experts as well as meetings for Teamsters from the same employer or industry.

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