The Pennsylvania Conference of Teamsters was chartered on February 2, 1984. This organization known as the Pennsylvania Conference of Teamsters, affiliated with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, and shall consist of Joint Council No. 40 and Joint Council No. 53 and all of the Local Unions chartered by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters and affiliated with Joint Council No. 40 and Joint Council No. 53.
OBJECT AND PURPOSES
To achieve a close degree of cooperation between the memberships of the Local Unions who are affiliated with it and to coordinate their activities; to provide the means whereby each Local Union may keep abreast of changing economic conditions and become advised of improved methods of meeting the problems with which is confronted; to promote, encourage and put into effect such measures as will eliminate from our industry any unfair practices which may exist now or in the
future. To create and advance unified policies for all Teamster affiliates in the Conference in the fields of public affairs political action, and legislative programs; to preserve and strengthen laws which protect the rights of working people to organize, bargain collectively, conduct legal economic action and promote labor-management cooperation; to repeal legislation which unfairly restricts labor organizations in the proper representation of their memberships and to oppose all legislation designed further to restrict the rights of organized labor; to preserve and strengthen laws which provide benefits to members of Teamster local unions and for working people generally, including but not limited to, laws dealing with worker compensation benefits, unemployment compensation benefits, etc., and to support the election of public officials who are sympathetic to the rights of working people and to oppose the election of those who are not. To carry out programs of education, both within the Teamster membership and the
public at large, for the purpose of supporting social, legislative or economic programs designed to improve the quality of life for citizens; to engage in research with respect to issues bearing on objectives set forth; to develop a public information program to acquaint people with Teamsters views on issues, to encourage and assist all working men and women and their families to register and vote. Furthermore, this organization shall engage in political activities which tend to foster our welfare. This shall include, but not be limited to, the dissemination of information, views, opinions, suggestions and appeals to members of Local Unions of the Pennsylvania Conference and/or to any and all persons by any means available concerning any candidate for public office or political issue.
The PENNSYLVANIA CONFERENCE OF TEAMSTERSis made-up of two Joint Councils, forty Local Unions, five GCC/IBT Local Unions and nineteen BLET Divisions located in Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey and West Virginia.The two Joint Councils are: TEAMSTERS JOINT COUNCIL NO. 40, Pittsburgh, PA and TEAMSTERS JOINT COUNCIL NO. 53,Philadelphia, PA.
The Pennsylvania Conference of Teamsters represents approximately ninety-five thousand (95,000) working Teamsters.The Pennsylvania Conference of Teamsters is affiliated with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters which represents 1.4 million Teamsters.