Did you know...?
* Teamster master contracts (national agreements) have put more families into the middle class than any other event in labor history?
* Teamsters supported equal pay for all workers doing the same work, regardless of gender or race, 60 years before the US Government did?
* Teamsters have always represented many types of workers - not just truck drivers?
* Teamsters have always had an ongoing disaster relief fund to help members in need when disasters hit?
* Teamsters have been essential partners with the US Military, police and firefighters during war and other times of crisis?
* More Teamsters won the highest military and Presidential honors than any other union workers?
* Teamsters were known as the "Knights of the Highway" because they always stopped to help drivers having trouble on the road?
* Teamsters have developed more safety programs in industries and training schools for drivers than any other union?
* Teamsters give away tens of thousands of dollars every year in scholarships for members' children and grandchildren?
* Mickey Mouse is a Teamster? The workers at Walt Disney World in costumes are Teamsters.
* Teamsters Brew Budweiser and Miller Beer? The Teamsters represent workers at 12 Anheuser-Busch breweries throughout the Unites States.
* Teamsters support government operations at the infamous "Area 51" location in Nevada?
* Teamsters deliver the "Oscar" statue for the Academy Awards.
* The technical crew for the hit HBO series "The Sopranos" are Teamsters? Thousands of Teamsters work in the film and television production industry.
* A Teamsters truck was used in the inaugural parade for Ronald Regan? The truck was painted blue and was used as a base for Secret Service agents. They nicknamed it the "Blue Goose".
* Trained, highly skilled Teamster drivers made a critical difference in World War I, moving
billions of pounds of supplies and ammunition to airports and shipping installations.
The Teamsters delivered life-saving polio vaccine throughout the nation within 4 days of
the time it was made available in 1955.
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