Building Global Union Solidarity
Today, as we are confronted by the challenges of a global economy dominated by multi-national corporations that sweep past national borders and forage the globe in search of new workers and resources to exploit, we recognize that the future of working people and the future of our great Union depend on our ability to organize the unorganized and to build alliances with workers throughout the world. Preamble, IBT Constitution
The Teamsters have stood in solidarity with worker struggles in other countries since our founding. With economic globalization, our ability to organize increasingly depends on our ability to “…build alliances with workers throughout the world.”
More than ever, Teamsters are organizing and bargaining with multi-national companies. A key objective of our Global Strategies is to build strong alliances with unions around the globe who organize and bargain with common employers. Our focus is on workers in the emerging global supply chains – the infrastructure of globalization.
Globalization creates new opportunities for international worker solidarity. We seek common cause with workers around the world to build social justice for all transport workers and the communities in which they live.
For more information, please contact Tim Beaty, Director of Global Strategies.