Many don't know how our Teamster emblem came to be (two horses and the wheel.) Here's a little history, our humble beginnings.

History of Teamsters Union
During the 19th century, before motor trucks there were horse-drawn carriages. These carriages were the lifeline of America, making trade and transportation a possibility. Team drivers, or teamsters were at the wheel.

These men worked up to 18 hour days, seven days a week, earning an average of $2 a day.

In 1901, tired of the poor treatment, the teamsters formed the Team Drivers International Union. Two years after that in Niagara Falls, New York. The union as we know it today formed. 1903 is the birth year for the International Brotherhood of Teamsters.