Vision, Solidarity, Action
For more than a century, the teamsters union has helped millions of workers achieve the American dream. Our success is a testament to those who came before us, who stood together to form a union and a labor movement. These workers fought for the rights and privileges that today most Americans take for granted. Without the solidarity of unions, there would be no weekends, no pensions and no health insurance. The best way to celebrate teamsters history is to highlight the actions and events that improve working and living standards for American families and communities.
Founded in 1903, the Teamsters mission is to organize and educate workers towards a higher standard of living.
There are currently 1.4 million members under 21 Industrial Divisions that include virtually every occupation imaginable, both professional and non professional, private sector and public sector.