Grantees Teamster Rank and File Education and Legal Defense Foundation

Teamster Rank and File Education and Legal Defense Foundation (TRF) is dedicated to providing Teamster members with the tools they need to fight for justice on the job and a stronger, more democratic Teamsters union.

Since its formation in 1977, TRF has provided grassroots education and leadership development programs to help Teamster members win important advances, including better national agreements, better pensions, legislation to make Teamster work safer, and direct rank-and-file election of top Teamsters officers.

TRF’s programs are grounded in the traditions of solidarity and participatory democracy that lie at the heart of all progressive social movements. The gains won by reform leaders in the Teamsters have benefited working people as a whole—reflecting our vision that unions can be a progressive force for all working people.