Working people are standing up to their employers and fighting back—and Teamsters and TDU members are right in the thick of it.
After years of taking it on the chin, working people are starting to punch back.
UPS Teamsters reversed a generation of givebacks and won major gains by mounting a yearlong contract campaign and credible strike threat at Big Brown.
Workers everywhere are taking notice, including Amazon workers who are starting to organize and take action to win change.
Auto Workers Strike
Union fightback is spreading. Members of the United Auto Workers (UAW) launched the Stand Up Strike to reverse tiers and concessions at the Big 3 automakers.
The revival of militancy from the Teamsters to the UAW began with members organizing to build union power through rank-and-file power.
Taking inspiration from TDU, UAW members won the right to vote and elected Shawn Fain and other militant leaders in a shocking upset victory in their first-ever one-member, one-vote election in the union’s history.
The Role of Teamsters for a Democratic Union (TDU)
With Sean O’Brien and Fred Zuckerman providing aggressive, militant leadership at the top of our union, TDU focuses on building our union’s power from the bottom up.
More than 15,000 Teamsters participated in TDU webinars and in-person workshops and organizing meetings this year to learn more about how to be effective shop floor leaders and union activists.
Members are winning better contracts, coordinating contract campaigns and strikes, and winning stronger union representation by running for shop steward and even local union office. Are you ready to take the next step?
TDU is a movement to build union power by informing, involving, and mobilizing the members.
We call that rank-and-file power—and we think it’s the secret to a strong labor movement.