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Teamsters for a Democratic Union is a grassroots organization of thousands of members across North America, working together to rebuild Teamster Power.

We’re truck drivers, dock workers, warehouse workers, clericals—every kind of Teamster, and retirees and spouses, too.

We fight for good contracts and oppose concessions and benefit cuts.

We bring Teamsters together to enforce our rights and to hold union officials accountable to the members.

TDU is run by Teamsters for Teamsters. Our leadership body, the International Steering Committee, is elected each year at our TDU Convention.

Not controlled by any official and answerable only to the rank and file, we are an independent voice for working Teamsters.

For more than 30 years, TDU has been uniting Teamsters to put our union to work for the members.

Find out what we’ve won and where we stand. If you believe in rebuilding Teamster Power by getting members informed and involved, then Teamsters for a Democratic Union may just be the group for you.

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Recent News

Historic Victories Within Reach This Week

TDU members have organized for decades to completely end the Two-Thirds Rule and increase rank-and-file power in contract negotiations. This week, those changes will become a reality, thanks to united action by the O’Brien-Zuckerman Teamsters United coalition.  

The Constitution Committee voted today to recommend that the IBT Convention vote to eliminate the Two-Thirds Rule, require rank-and-file members on all contract negotiating committees, and ban the International from imposing contract supplements and riders that are rejected by the members.

The Showdown over Teamster Rights

The IBT Convention starts this coming Tuesday, June 22, and the fight is on to win major changes to our Teamster Constitution.

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