Happy Birthday TDU!

On June 5, 1976, a group of Teamsters met in Cleveland to form Teamsters for a Democratic Union. At 42 years old, TDU is the oldest, largest, and most successful union reform movement in U.S. labor history.

TDU is 100% owned and operated by the members. Look what we’ve accomplished together.

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TDU members ended mob control of the Teamsters Union—and we continue the fight against corruption.

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TDU members won the Right to Vote for International Union officers under fair rules, including the right to elect the delegates to the IBT Convention where candidates are nominated.

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TDU members won majority rule on contracts. Under the old rules, the General President could impose a contract unless it was rejected by two-thirds of the members.

The fight continues. TDU is uniting members to fight for stronger contracts, reform their local unions, stop pension cuts and put an end to the Hoffa era.

We’ve accomplished a lot together—and we’ve got a lot more to do. The only way we achieve it is together.

Celebrate TDU’s birthday by joining TDU or renewing your TDU membership.

Celebrate TDU’s birthday with a donation to the TDU Future Fund.

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Recent News

The New Yorker Covers Our Historic Fight at UPS

UPS wants the public to think that Teamsters are overpaid and greedy. But UPS Teamsters got a chance to speak out on why we’re fed up and ready to strike if we have to in a big story in the New Yorker called, “UPS and the Package Wars.” The magazine spoke to shop steward Antoine Andrews and other TDU members and follows contract campaign activities in Local 804, to get a glimpse at the momentum Teamsters are building at UPS. Read it online or the pdf version.

Register for TDU’s Contract Enforcement Workshops

Register for TDU's latest online workshops to get the tools to enforce your contract, deal with difficult supervisors on the shop floor and in the office, and beat unfair discipline. Take one training or the whole series. Our online workshops are free, but advance registration is required.

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