Hundreds of some of the best Teamster activists in the country gathered for three days in Chicago this past weekend at the 41st annual TDU Convention.
First-time attendees from Los Angeles, Florida, Arizona, Minnesota, Louisville and elsewhere. Retirees who are keeping up the fight to protect and expand retirement security. Part-time UPSers. Officers and stewards from across the country. All were on hand for three days of education, making organizing plans, and building solidarity.

The Convention kicked off Friday with members of the Chicago Teachers Union and Communication Workers of America speaking of how TDU serves as the model for grassroots, member-mobilizing unionism and the power of rank-and-file-led strikes to defeat givebacks and corporate greed.
Pension rights activists turned out in force to strategize the next steps in the campaign to Save Our Pensions. Rita Lewis, wife of TDU member and the recently-deceased Butch Lewis, spoke powerfully on the stakes involved in the pension fight and need for new legislation to protect pensions.
Organizing, Solidarity, & Inspiration: The 2016 TDU Convention - Teamsters for a Democratic Union