WELCOME TO NORTH AMERICA’S MOST POWERFUL LABOR UNION!
As a new member to the Teamsters family, you probably have a lot of questions. We’re here to help answer those questions and assist you in navigating your union. A few questions are addressed below, but you can also click here for a list of Frequently Asked Questions About Unions or call the Local office for more information at 612-379-1533 or 1-800-247-7757.
WHAT IS A UNION?
A union is a group of employees in which a majority decides to bargain collectively to try to improve wages, benefits and working conditions. They can do this independently or with the help of an established labor organization.
WHY BE A PART OF A UNION?
Union members typically earn better wages, have better benefits and healthcare coverage, are more productive, have greater job security and contracts, and have safer work environments than non-union workers. Click here to look at some of the differences between union and non-union workers.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS / STRENGTHS?
Not only do union members benefit from stronger contracts and benefits, greater job security, safer work environments and earnings, but also from a variety of services and opportunities such as pension funds, Health & Welfare Funds, and Scholarships. Click here to see the benefits and services available to you as a Teamster.
HOW DO I GET IN THE KNOW?
Some of the most important things to know and understand are communicated at the monthly membership meetings. These meetings are a way to get involved and stay connected with other members and stewards. 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.
WHO TO KNOW
Your steward is a coworker that is elected by you to make sure that your contract is not violated. Stewards are one of your greatest connections and should be one of the first points of contact when an employee has an issue with management and needs union aid. Click here to learn more about and contact your steward.