17 Aug, 2012, 02:41 ET
Event Focused On Mobilizing Labor Movement, Making A Difference
CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 400 members of the Teamsters National Black Caucus (TNBC) are meeting this week in Charlotte for the group's 37th annual education conference. The theme of this year's event is "Mobilizing the Movement and Making a Difference."
"This is an election year so it is very important that we mobilize to make sure we help elect candidates who support working families," said Al Mixon, a Teamsters International Union Vice President and Chairman of the TNBC.
"The conference is also an opportunity to share ideas, build relationships among Teamsters from all over the country and help grow our 1.4 million-member union," said Mixon, who is also Secretary-Treasurer of Teamsters Local 507 in Cleveland.
The event, which runs through Saturday, began on Tuesday. The conference includes guest speakers, workshops and opportunities to recognize members and leaders for their efforts to strengthen the Teamsters Union.
Founded in 1903, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters represents more than 1.4 million hard-working men and women in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico including more than 75,000 workers in the airline industry. Go to www.teamster.org for more information. Follow us on Twitter @Teamsters and "like" us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/teamsters.
SOURCE International Brotherhood of Teamsters
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