|Teamster Facts and Demographics
|Total Number of Teamsters
|Total Number of Local Unions
- The largest single employer of Teamsters members is United Parcel Service which employs
more than 200,000 Teamsters members.
- The best-known Teamsters work in the freight industry.
More than 120,000 Teamsters are covered by multiple employers under the National Master Freight Agreement.
- The Teamsters represent
1.4 million working men and women in virtually every occupation throughout the United States and Canada.
Teamsters operate computers; protect families as law enforcement
officers; work as technical employees in both the public and private
sectors; care for patients in hospitals and nursing homes, work as public
defenders; assist customers at car rental
agencies; work at leading hotels; work in schools as both principals and
custodians; repair highway bridges and collect tolls on thruways and
turnpikes; process, store and deliver food
products; and transport automobiles, trucks, SUVs and other vehicles.
- Two-thirds of
Teamsters members work in one of five divisions: Warehouse, Parcel, Freight, Public Employees and Industrial Trades. The Public Employees sector is
the union's fastest-growing division.
members are also spread out geographically. The largest concentrations of Teamsters are in the regions in the Central and Eastern
Teamster Membership by Region: