The U.S. Department of Labor has published a short guide to the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). It is recommended basic reading for all active Teamsters to be informed as to their rights, and to help co-workers get informed.
Click here to download a copy of the guide.
Click here to visit the DOL's website and watch a webinar for more information.
A more thorough and useful guide, written by labor attorney and labor educator Robert Schwartz, is available in book form the TDU Store. Click here to order.
Working people have lost a champion and TDU has lost a friend. We mourn the passing of Karen Lewis whose activism helped transform the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) and changed teacher unionism forever.Read more
The leadership of the United Auto Workers (UAW) has reached a proposed settlement with the US Justice Department to head off a racketeering lawsuit. The settlement will provide for a vote of all 400,000 union members to decide whether they want direct election of top leaders, or to continue with the present system of convention delegates choosing the national leadership.Read more
My friend Herman Benson died yesterday, just shy of his 105th birthday. He was an inspiration, a leader, and sometimes a critic for so many of us working to put the membership front-and-center in the Teamsters and in the whole labor movement.Read more
More than 100 Amazon workers in Staten Island went on strike this morning to demand that the warehouse be closed with full pay to all workers, until Amazon comes up with a real plan to keep workers safe.Read more
By Ken Paff, TDU National Organizer — As we continue to vigorously demand that the Hoffa administration renegotiate, we need to look to the future. We need a new leadership and a new direction. To make that future, we need to understand the past.Read more
Management at Hollander Sleeping Products is telling employees to go to the TDU website to find out more about the Teamsters. So here’s a message from TDU straight to employees at Hollander: you should join Teamsters Local 89, a union you can be proud of!Read more
One hundred Teamsters gathered in Queens, NY this last Sunday for a day-long Teamster Education Conference.Read more
Employers and corporate politicians are pushing anti-labor legislation from State Legislatures to Capitol Hill. Teamster members and our union need to be ready to take action to meet these growing threats.Read more
May 20, 2015: Tens of thousands of workers and supporters in 120 cities rallied, protested, and went on strike on April 15, including Wal-Mart employees, fast-food workers, homecare workers, and others.
Teamster members are joining the growing movement to raise the minimum wage and win union rights for all workers.
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