TEAMSTER CONSTITUTION

The Teamsters International Union has taken a strong stand against sexual harassment as a form of discrimination . Sexual harassment violates the Teamster Constitution. Article II, Sec 2-3 (g) states:

No local union or other subordinate body shall exclude or expel from membership or otherwise discriminate against any individual because of his/her race, color religion, sex, age, physical ability or national origin, nor limit, segregate or classify its membership, or classify or fail or refuse to refer for employment any individual in any way which would deprive or tend to deprive any individual of employment opportunities or would limit such employment opportunities or otherwise adversely affect his/her status as an employee or an applicant for employment because of such individual’s race, color religion, sex, physical ability or national origin.

HUMAN RIGHTS POLICY

We have issued a Teamsters Human Rights Policy which calls on all members and officials to help build unity in our ranks and oppose discrimination, as required by the Teamsters International Union Constitution and all applicable laws.

The International Union Constitution prohibits discrimination based upon sex, race, national origin, color, religion, age, sexual orientation, or physical handicap within the union or Teamster-represented places of employment.

Violations of this constitution will be investigated thoroughly, swiftly, and with full respect for the rights of the parties.

HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION

We have established the Teamsters Human Rights Commission to recommend ways to help local unions…

  • Promote greater recognition of the strength our union draws from the diversity of our ranks.
  • Eliminate all forms of discrimination which may divide us on the job, in society, and in our union.
  • The Commission includes a wide range of Teamsters members, local union officials and International Union leaders.