The Teamsters Human Rights Diversity Commission is proud of the strength that is drawn from the diversity within the union’s ranks. Further, we recognize the need to educate, and to learn that different physical and cultural qualities such as “race, age, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disabilities, or national origin” make individuals unique and deserving of respect.
The International Teamster Women's Caucus was an idea developed at the 1991 Constitutional Convention. The union needed an advocacy group to educate and communicate with its women. Over the course of several meetings, the group established an executive board, bylaws and goals.
The Teamsters National Black Caucus (TNBC) is an organization of black Teamster men and women, who are united by their special concerns for rights and conditions of workers. Working within the framework of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Constitution, the TNBC seeks to address pressing issues confronting black workers ranging from increased participation to outreach to the African-American community and other communities of color. The TNBC is not a separate union.
The purpose of the Teamsters National Hispanic Caucus is to serve the various communities in which the corporation’s members live by assisting and promoting the interest of Hispanic Teamsters and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters and to promote those interests on the local, state, and national level.
The primary purpose of the Teamsters LGBT Caucus is to unify, educate and empower Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender members of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters and the workforce at large, to ensure equality in the workplace and to enhance workers’ power at the bargaining table, in organizing campaigns, and in the political arena.
The Human Rights Commission needs rank-and-file volunteers! Please fill out the form below if you are interested in participating, and someone from the HRC office will be in touch with you.