Teamsters United delegates brought the voices and concerns of working Teamsters to the IBT Convention. They faced down boos, threats, and intimidation. They stood tall in the face of racist, sexist and homophobic slurs from Hoffa delegates. They spoke to the issues, spoke up for the members and they did us all Teamster proud.
“We all support the striker’s security package to increase weekly strike benefits. I support the amendment from Fred Zuckerman and Teamsters United to provide strike benefits starting the first week of a strike, including strikes for union recognition. Let’s use our powerful Strike Fund to help Teamsters and new members win strikes.”
“We are proud Teamsters, but we are not proud of the $10 starting rate for part-timers and the neglect of the International Union to represent and fight for part-timers, to fight for more full-time jobs. We are not proud of the neglect for part-timers in this International Union. We are brothers and sisters just like everyone in the red vest. Let’s end part-time poverty at UPS.”
Teamster Proud at the IBT Convention - Teamsters for a Democratic Union