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Teamsters Honor Juneteenth


Today, Teamsters join communities around the nation to honor the 159th anniversary of Juneteenth, a federal holiday marking the end of slavery. Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1865, when Major General Gordon Granger, along with more than 1,800 federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas, to take control of the state and ensure freedom for the last remaining enslaved African Americans in the area.

As a union deeply committed to equality and justice, the Teamsters proudly celebrate Juneteenth. Our long history of putting these principles into practice is reflected by the millions of American workers of all backgrounds who have been raised into the middle class thanks to their Teamsters contracts. Our union has a long history of fighting for equitable union contracts, supporting the recognition of Juneteenth as a federal holiday, and forcefully speaking out against systemic racism in America.  

Today, we stand in solidarity with our Black members and all African Americans in the fight for racial justice and equality in the workplace and throughout society.