Chicago Teamsters for a Democratic Union

Chicago Teamsters for a Democratic Union is a worker-led, grassroots organization that mobilizes for workplace justice, living wages, and a strong, democratic union.

Chicago-chapter_thumb.jpgWe're organizing rank-and-file Teamsters to fight for higher wages, build power on the job, and win new leadership and a new direction for our union. 

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ups_drivers_stage.jpgUPS Drivers Stage a Walk-in to Defend a Fired Co-Worker

To protest the unfair firing of a co-worker, on the morning of Tuesday, December 21 150 UPS drivers in Chicago took a simple action: they didn’t go into work early.


IMG_0244.jpgEducation Builds Teamster Power in Chicago

Rank & file Teamsters and reform officers met on June 23 to share valuable lessons for taking on the companies and rebuilding power for our union.


jcampos-chicago.jpgChicago Leader Shakes up Teamster Race

Juan Campos, the leader of Chicago Local 705, announced today that he is running for International Union Vice President At-Large with Sean O’Brien and Fred Zuckerman.


08272019_mixer_ENRwebready.jpgMembers Challenge Hoffa Takeover of Chicago Local 786

Members and officers in Chicago Local 786 are challenging Hoffa's takeover of their union. They say Hoffa's authorized trusteeship serves Hoffa power brokers in the Joint Council like Terry Hancock, and the former JC 25 President John Coli who has plead guilty to taking employer payoffs and is headed to jail. This summer, Joint Council offices were raided by FBI agents. An investigation is ongoing.


ready-to-take-on-ups-705.jpgChicago Teamsters Ready to Take on UPS

A packed Local 705 union hall today sent a loud message today that they're ready to take on UPS. Over 1,000 members turned out for a mass meeting today to show support for their negotiating committee which will meet with the company on October 25-26.

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Strike and Picket Line Actions Deliver Contract Win at US Foods

More than 130 US Foods Teamsters in Chicago’s Local 705 have won a Tentative Agreement on a new contract after three weeks on strike and nationwide picket line extensions.

TDU is Organizing, Workers are Winning—NEW VIDEO

Watch our new video with TDU members reflecting on our role in labor's movement moment. Then donate to help us prepare for the fights ahead. 

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