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Ohio Conference of Teamsters
To aid and assist in furthering organization in all of the branches of our jurisdiction; to unite into one labor organization all workers eligible for membership, regardless of religion, race, creed, color, national origin, age, physical disability or sex; to provide the benefit of unionism to all workers and to protect and preserve the benefits obtained for members of this organization; to carry on a constructive program of education for the benefit of our officers and members; to promote sound public relations; to develop to the highest possible degree our legal services; to exchange any and all information and to make available such data that might assist our organizations in giving the best possible service to our affiliates and thereby our members and to achieve through our close association a stronger bon of fraternity and understanding among the officers and representatives of our organization to the end that our membership may benefit our organization grow stronger and our International Union increase stature and prestige.
It is recognized that the problems with which this Conference is accustomed to deal are not limited to “bread and butter” unionism or to organization and collective bargaining alone, but encompass a broad spectrum of economic and social objectives as set forth herein and as the Conference may determine from time to time: we, therefore, determine to create advance unified policies for all Teamster affiliates in the Conference in the fields of public affairs, political action, and legislative programs; to preserve and strengthen laws which protect the rights of working people to organize, bargain collectively, conduct legal economic action and promote labor-management cooperation, to repeal legislation which unfairly restricts labor organizations in the proper representation of their memberships and to oppose all legislation designed further to restrict the rights of organized labor, to preserve and strengthen laws which provide benefits to members of Teamster local unions and for working people generally, including, but not limited to, laws dealing with worker compensation benefits, unemployment compensation benefits, etc., and to support the election of public officials who are sympathetic to the rights of working people and to oppose the election of those who are not.
In the exercise by the Conference of its objectives, it shall not act in the capacity of a local union, nor shall it engage in activities within the ambit of the authority of the local union. The projection of its objectives are and shall be advisory only and shall not be construed as producing an agency posture between the Conference and the locals.
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This web page provides information on the ongoing effort to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Since 1994, NAFTA has devastated working families, putting corporate profits ahead of people. What’s worse is that NAFTA has become the blueprint for all other trade agreements, from the way that it was negotiated in secret, to the bad provisions that have made their way into every agreement that has been signed since then. Now, NAFTA is being renegotiated and we demand that it be reframed to work for workers instead of corporate interests.
The contributions of black members to the success of the Teamsters Union are numerous, varied and as old as the union itself. This month, the Teamsters Union spotlights some of those contributions.