One of the most important things you can do to get involved and help the Teamsters movement is to stay connected with your fellow members and stewards. A few simple tasks will help you be more involved with your fellow members and contribute your voice to YOUR Teamsters.
Attend general membership meetings:
- Minnesota: Typically held on the 3rd Monday of each month at 8:00 PM.
- North Dakota: Typically held the 3rd Thursday of the month at 7:00 PM.
Click here to see the upcoming schedule of meetings and events.
In addition, we suggest participating in one or more of the following activities:
- Participate in local union events and activities
- Join a local union committee
- Maintain regular contact with members, retirees, business agents and officers
- Volunteer for our local annual Children’s Christmas Party
- Volunteer at the Minnesota Teamsters Food Shelf (612.379.8133)
- Get involved with the Twin Cities Religion and Labor Network (612.501.9186)
Additional Activities for Stewards to stay connected:
- Establish and maintain regular contact with the members you represent as a union steward.
- Maintain regular contact with your fellow stewards, business officers and committee members.
- Attend Stewards meetings, which are held on the 3rd Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m.
READ YOUR CONTRACT
Ask your steward to explain parts that seem unclear.
INSIST ON YOUR RIGHTS
If you think management is acting unfairly, let your steward and co-workers know. The only way things can change is if you speak up and ask to be treated equally.
SUPPORT YOUR CO-WORKERS
If you know that someone else is being treated unfairly, help that person speak up and support them. Our union is strong because we stick together and stand up for one another.
SUPPORT CAMPAIGNS TO WIN BETTER CONTRACTS
Give your local union representative your ideas for what to negotiate in your contract. Join in activities to show management that you support your union. Help reach out to community groups when their support is needed.
BACK OTHER WORKERS’ CAMPAIGNS FOR FAIR CONTRACTS
When other union members win better contracts, it helps set higher standards that make it easier for your group to negotiate improvements. Other workers may ask you to help them by boycotting a certain product, displaying a bumper sticker, or attending a rally to demonstrate your support. Consider helping them get their voices heard loud and clear.