2022 TDU Convention Program, At a Glance

Get a sneak-peek of the 2022 TDU Convention schedule. Details are still subject to change. The final Convention Program Book will be available to registrants soon. If you're not registered, it's time to sign up here.


Important Information:

All convention programs will take place at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O'Harelocated at 5440 N River Rd, Rosemount IL 60018. The hotel has a fitness center and free internet in all guest rooms.

Transportation: Complimentary 24 hour shuttle to and from O'Hare airport.

Parking: Discounted $15.00/car either overnight or day parking.

Start time: On-site registration opens at 11am on Friday, Oct. 28. Workshops begin at 1pm.

End time: Sunday, Oct 30 at 3pm.

If you have any questions regarding the convention or your registration, give us a call at 313-842-2600.

2022 TDU Convention Schedule

Friday 1-3PM Workshops
- Contract Enforcement Toolkit
- UPS-Amazon Organizing Summit
- Getting the Goods to Win Your UPS Grievance
- Build Bargaining Leverage with a Contract Campaign
- Freight / T-Force / Carhaul Meet-Up

Friday 3:30-5:15pm Workshops
- UPS Contract Summit 
- Legal Rights of Union Stewards
- Beating Apathy and Getting Members Involved

Friday Night Banquet with Teamsters President Sean O'Brien - 7:30-9:30PM

Saturday Morning General Session - 9:30-11AM
- Speakers including Sara Nelson, AFA-CWA President, and TDU activists
- Open Mic
- Nominations for TDU International Steering Committee

Saturday Lunch 11:15am-12:45pm
- TDU Women's Caucus Meeting
- Grocery Teamster Meet Up

Saturday 1-3pm Workshops
- Getting New Members Involved & Building the Union
- Enforcing Your Rights Under the STAA
- Building the UPS Contract Campaign Where You Work
- Just Cause: Winning the Tough Disciplinary Case
- Grievance Handling: Best & Worst Practices

Saturday Afternoon General Session 3:30-4:30pm
- TDU Organizing Priorities and Financial Reports

Saturday 4:45-6:30pm
- 'Ask the Experts'. Bring your questions about your rights on the job, pensions, contracts, and more to experienced attorneys and union reps.
- Latino Caucus
- Black Caucus

Saturday Night Banquet 7:30-9pm

Sunday 8-10:45am
- Chicago Labor History Tour

Sunday 9-10:45am Workshops
- Grievance Investigation & Preparation
- Bargaining Committee Basics
- Running for Local Union Office
- Getting Strike-Ready

Sunday 12pm-1:45pm Workshops
- Mock Grievance Hearing
- TDU & Teamster History
- Contract Negotiations and Contract Drafting
- Part-Time and Inside UPS Workers Meet-Up

Registration is still open—spread the word to coworkers and have them call TDU today at 313-842-2600 to get registered.

We look forward to seeing you in Chicago!

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