The Benefits of Being a Teamster
In addition to job protection, benefits and wages provided for in Teamster Contracts, the International Union provides for additional services offered at a discounted cost to the membership. Because of the strength and size of our membership, the International is able to negotiate these lower costs for services ranging from legal to medical to financial. We are always on the lookout for ways to save our Teamster families money and increase their prosperity.
A comprehensive package of benefits, services and discounts available only to Teamsters and their families. Read the letter from General President Jim Hoffa and General Secretary-Treasurer Ken Hall about the Teamster Privilege Program.
James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund:
James R. Hoffa became a Teamster member in 1934 and served as General President for 14 years. In recognition of his tireless service to the union and its members, he was honored as General President Emeritus for life. At the November 1999 General Executive Board meeting, General Secretary-Treasurer C. Thomas Keegel presented a resolution to establish this scholarship fund.
Visit the James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund Information Center for details, eligibility requirements and form downloads.
Teamster Disaster Relief Services
Teamsters families can count on their brothers and sisters in times of crisis. In the past, the Union has coordinated relief efforts for Teamsters caught in the middle of earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, wildfires and droughts.
Mailed six times yearly to all 1.4 million members, The Teamster provides the latest information on organizing, contract victories, legislative affairs, health and safety, politics and human-interest stories.
These publications keep members up to date on union news in their particular industry or craft.
In addition you also receive a wide array of additional benefits provided through your local union. These include additional local discounts, local scholarships and local union publications.
These are just a few examples of the ways in which your Teamsters dues pay off. It pays to be a Teamster!