Building Power in Public Sector Through Organizing

WHEREAS, public sector unions in certain states have lost bargaining rights through legislative and executive actions; and

WHEREAS, a disproportionate percentage of fair-share public employees undermines the effectiveness of public unions at the bargaining table and in dealings with elected officials at various levels of government; and

WHEREAS, public sector workers are increasingly reaching out to the Teamsters as they seek a strong union to protect their contracts and jobs.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED at this 29th International Convention that the Teamsters will continue to build power in the public sector through traditional organizing and affiliations with independent associations/unions; and

FINALLY, BE IT RESOLVED that all Teamster Local Unions implement plans to engage in ongoing internal organizing aimed at converting all fair-share payers to full membership.