2012 TDU Convention: Oct. 26-28 in Chicago

Meet Teamsters who are making a difference and arm yourself with information at the TDU Rank-and-File Convention, Oct. 26-28 at the Chicago Holiday Inn O'Hare.

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Ask the Experts

Workshops at the TDU Convention are led by Teamster leaders, labor experts, and attorneys. Learn more about grievances, safety, arbitration, pension rights, and more.


Tools to Win

Get the tools you need to build a stronger union in workshops on enforcing our contracts, defending our benefits, getting members involved, advanced grievance handling, running for local union office, and much more.

Meet Teamsters from Across Our Union

Meet Teamster stewards and members to compare what works. Special meetings for public sector, freight, UPS, rail, UPS freight, warehouse, bus drivers, and more. Plus caucus meetings for African Americans, Latinos, and women Teamsters.

We'll Be There!

Make UPS Deliver in 2013

"The UPS contract expires next year, and the company and union are bargaining early again.

"UPS Teamsters are uniting in Chicago to make plans to win the contract we deserve."

Roz Coleman, UPS, Local 688, St. Louis

Uniting Members to Rebuild Teamster Power

"Standing up for our rights at work and in the union takes courage. Knowing you are not alone in the fight makes it much easier.

"The TDU Convention unites members from every industry, who are working to rebuild our union’s power."

Frank Halstead, TDU International Steering Committee
Local 572, Ralphs Warehouse, Los Angeles

Education for a Stronger Union

"I’ll be coming to my first TDU Convention because the educational workshops look first rate. Teamsters where I work are coming together to enforce our contract, get members involved, and build a stronger union.

"Education for Teamster power is what we need and that’s what TDU is all about."

Nick Williams, Local 251, Rhode Island Hospital, Providence

Convention Details

The Convention will begin on Friday at 1 p.m. and end Sunday at 3:30 p.m..

All events will be held at the Chicago Holiday Inn O'Hare (5615 North Cumberland Avenue).

All rooms must be reserved directly through TDU.

Call TDU at (313) 842-2600 or use the link below to register today.

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