A Message from the TDU Trustees

December 20, 2010: Teamsters raised more than $50,000 for the TDU movement and the Sandy Pope Campaign at our annual TDU Convention. We’ll need that money—and more—to dump Hoffa in 2011 and build the stronger union Teamster members need.

We have this opportunity to elect new leadership because of a battle fought and won by TDU members across the country. It’s because of TDU that we also have the right to vote on contracts (and reject bad ones) and won historic pension benefits in the 1990s.

The fight for a stronger, more democratic and mobilized Teamsters union continues. New York Teamster activists are winning office and organizing new programs to unite members and win on the job. Activists in Cincinnati Local 100 just won office, and Vermont bus drivers are uniting for a better contract. Everywhere from Puerto Rico to Chicago, Los Angeles to Rhode Island, TDU members are coming together to take on the boss and take back their union.

We’re as active as we’ve ever been—but we have a chance to make history in 2011 and we need to be doing a lot more.

We need to dedicate 2011 to building TDU. That means recruiting more new members—and raising the funds needed to organize the movement to take back our union.

TDU is our rank-and-file organization, funded entirely by memberships and donations from committed Teamsters.

We need your support. Please do your part today by making a generous donation to building TDU and a stronger Teamsters union.

A monthly credit card pledge is the easiest and best way to make a regular commitment to supporting TDU. You can set up your pledge or make a secure online one-time donation here or by calling us at 313-842-2600.

Thanks for all your hard work and your support of TDU.

Gina Alvarez, Local 743
Willie Hardy, Local 667
David Kremer, Local 320


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