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Teamster Women On the Move

October 17, 2013: The IBT Annual Women's Conference was held in New Orleans on September 19-21. Women Teamsters from all over the U.S. and Canada, and different Teamster industries—from UPSers and truck drivers to warehouse workers and public workers—got the chance to meet one another, share experiences and form friendships. Seminars included "Be the Arbitrator" where members go through different grievance scenarios from beginning to end as seen from the arbitrator’s point of view, shop...

Women Teamsters: Rebuilding Union Power

August 9, 2013: Women Teamsters continue to emerge as leaders and activists in our union. Meet them at the TDU Convention this November in Chicago. "I'm very excited to meet all the fellow TDUers from all over the country, to see my extended Teamster family in Chicago. I'd love to see more and more females attend. I like to share stories and learn about how other people have dealt with issues. I can't wait for...

A Teamster Troublemaker for Fairness

September 6, 2013: A Local 802 Teamster celebrates her 15th year as a groundbreaking Teamster and "troublemaker" for fairness. The first Teamster woman at her grocery warehouse, Arlena Dean filed a grievance to force her employer to create a locker room for women employees only to be told that she was forbidden to use it. Management at her Bronx-based grocery warehouse banned Arlena, who considers herself a "proud African-American lesbian Teamster," from using the women's...

Moving the Working Women's Agenda Forward: CLUW Convention

The 17th Biennial Coalition of Labor Union Women Convention is taking place November 13-16 in Reno, Nevada. From their website... The women's movement and the labor movement are facing some of the biggest challenges in our history, with battles on every front. This is our opportunity to engage those in the labor movement and our friends who are not part of the labor movement and to learn how we can Move the Working Women's Agenda...

2013 Teamster Women's Conference

The IBT's annual women's conference opens on Thursday, Sept. 19 and goes through Saturday, Sept. 21. The conference will be in New Orleans at the Hilton Riverside. The IBT will release more information on hotel reservations and registration soon. Contact your Local Union about sponsoring your trip. If you are going and interested in meeting other members of TDU send us a message and we'll put you in touch. Download a "Save the Date" leaflet...
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