Forming a union at your workplace gives you and your coworkers the power to stand up for your families, yourselves, and your futures. Through a binding legal contract, being a union member gives you a strong, collective voice with which to demand decent working conditions with fair pay and benefits. That’s what the Teamsters are all about – helping their members obtain safe and decent working conditions, better pay, strong benefits and dignity and respect on the job.
The Teamsters can help you explain the benefits of union membership to your fellow employees and assist in planning an organizing drive.
Once you and your coworkers become Teamsters, you begin working with your local union representative on developing contract language and proposals for negotiations. Local union officers and business agents fight with you to win a fair, good-paying Teamster contract with job protection that you deserve.
The Teamsters contracts are the best in the labor movement. We have earned our reputation for bargaining hard and demanding the best protections and wages for our members. For more than a century, the solidarity of the Teamsters has kept corporate America from holding the cards and calling all the shots. When you join the Teamsters, you put that history to work for you.
No worker is ever forced to pay Teamsters dues until a contract is negotiated that is approved of by the workers at their shop and newly organized units never pay initiation fees.
We are the Teamsters. We are 1.4 million strong and our membership is growing.
Join us. WE WIN WHEN WE STAND TOGETHER AS ONE.
Click here to see FAQ’s about Unions or read the sections below to learn more about what a Local 638 Teamsters Union contract can mean for you. Then contact our organizer: