The Teamsters Union’s primary responsibility is to organize and educate workers so that they will attain a higher standard of living. In summary the key role that the union plays includes:
- Organizing workers so that they have a voice in the workplace.
- Educating workers so that they know their workplace rights and can participate fully in our democratic society.
- Involving workers in the political process so that their issues are addressed.
- Negotiating and enforcing contracts with employers so that each worker will be treated with dignity, justice and respect.
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.