Tuesday, November 1, 2011
From A Conway Driver who wants to be a Teamster!!
The history of the Teamsters! Did you know? 1.In 1903,two seperate horseteam drivers mergedand formed the International Brotherhood of Teamsters,"IBT" 2. Current membership is 1.4million and growing."Thanks to corporate greed." 3.There Industries and crafts are as diverse as the people in them.From airline pilots to zoo keepers including nurses,doctors,law enforcement personnel,food processing workers, truck drivers, warehouse workers, small package delivery"ups"and bus drivers etc. 4.Teamster master contracts have put more people into the middle class than any other event in labor history.5. Teamsters supported equal pay for all workers doing the same job regardless of gender or race 60years before the U.S. Government did.6. Teamsters have always had an ongoing Disaster Relief Fund to help membersin need whenever disaster hits.7. Teamsters were known as the Knights of the Highway because they always stopped to help drivers having trouble on the road.8. Teamsters have developed more safety programs in Industries and training schools for drivers than any other union.9. Teamsters give away ten of thousands of dollars every year in Scholarships for members children. 10. Teamsters have won the highest military and Presidential honors than any other union workers.11. The Teamsters horses are named Thunder and Lightning.