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

Teamster Officers Salary Report

Every year TDU publishes a nonpartisan report on the salaries of Teamster officials and lets members decide who is working hard to earn it—and who may not be. You can download the list here.

How Teamster Salaries Dramatically Changed—and Why

Top Teamster officials once paid themselves nearly $2 million a year in today’s dollars. TDU, the right to vote, and leaders who put members first have brought salaries in line with the rest of the labor movement.

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