We Did It! $150,000!
Last fall, TDU launched a special year-long fundraising campaign to enable us to hire more organizers, travel more in the field, reach more members, and bolster national, grassroots campaigns.
We initially set out to raise $75,000, but increased our goal after the good response received at the launch of the campaign. Donors kept stepping up, and we increased our goal again—to $150,000.
We’ve done it! Thanks to many of you, we’ve raised $150,125 for the TDU Future Fund.
Long-time supporters of the Teamster reform movement dug deep to make special one-time gifts on top of their annual contribution. Two hundred twenty-five donors were first-time donors—and many of these are younger labor activists we met for the first time and who came to one of our local Future Fund fundraising events.
We are honored by the great response to the campaign—it reconfirms that all of us are in the struggle to build a fighting labor movement together. We are eager to keep hitting the gates and reach more members, and we look forward to working together with you in the years to come.
We’ve Now Raised Over $141,000
On April 6, over 250 friends celebrated Ken Paff and TDU in Chicago as part of our year-long Future Fund Campaign.
We raised over $15,300 at the event—and have now raised more than $141,300.
The campaign is continuing with more local events and fundraising plans. We may even increase our goal!
Thanks again for your support and for helping the TDU Future Fund.
TDU Future Fund Tops $120K & Growing
Donations to the TDU Future Fund have topped $120,000—and we’re not through yet!
Thanks to your amazing support, we’ve blown past our original fundraising goal of $100,000—and have set our sights on raising $150,000 to expand TDU’s staff and support new campaigns and organizing efforts.
TDU-backed candidates office won the vote in 155 local unions nationwide in the International Union election. We’re taking our organizing into these locals to organize contract campaigns, train rank-and-file organizers and develop reform leaders.
TDU is growing—and so is the demand on our resources. The TDU Future Fund is helping to drive our success.
NYC and Rhode Island Events Raise Over $15,000
Last weekend, TDU supporters hosted events in New York and Rhode Island that raised more than $15,000 for the TDU Future Fund.
Ken Paff was a featured speaker at both events, along with TDU members at UPS and TDU supporters from a dozen unions.
Thanks to all the union member and progressive activists who turned out, donated and made these events a success.
Our next event will be held on Friday night, April 6 in Chicago at the Labor Notes Conference.
More TDU Future Fund events and house parties are in the works. If you’d like to support one in your area, send us a message.
TDU is at a Crossroads
In 2016, the reform candidate for General President won the majority of the vote in the U.S. TDU is building a movement to finish the job and transform the Teamsters from the bottom up.
We’ve launched the TDU Future Fund to raise $150,000 to sustain TDU for the long haul and to enable us to transform the Teamsters Union through progressive grassroots organizing.
In 2018, we’ll celebrate TDU National Organizer Ken Paff’s 45 years of organizing in the Teamsters. Like TDU, Ken is still going strong.
We are asking TDU supporters and the many activists who have been inspired by TDU and touched by Ken’s work to donate to this special appeal to launch the TDU Future Fund.