Labor Department's New Guide to the Family & Medical Leave Act
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.
Labor Rallies Behind the PRO Act
Congress is debating legislation that bans “right to work” laws and makes it easier for workers to organize by ending employer interference and intimidation in union drives. The PRO Act stands for Protect the Right to Organize and labor is uniting to win its passage.Read more
Remembering Karen Lewis
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
Autoworkers to Decide on One-Member-One-Vote Elections
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
Herman Benson: A One-Man Army Working to Revitalize the Labor Movement
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
Amazon Workers Strike for COVID-19 Protections
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
The History of the “2/3 Rule” on Teamster Contracts
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
TDU Urges Hollander Workers to Join the Teamsters
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
Education for Teamster Power in NYC
One hundred Teamsters gathered in Queens, NY this last Sunday for a day-long Teamster Education Conference.Read more
Fighting Anti-Worker Laws
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