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Our goal is to provide valuable analyses and financial, statistical and contract data to strengthen our collective bargaining and organizing power.

Due to the high volume of requests made to the International, the Research Department is limited to personally responding to research requests from Teamsters local union offices only. If you are a Teamster member, please contact your local union for assistance.

Among the services we provide:

  • Collective Bargaining Agreements
    • Analysis, surveys and samples of IBT agreements by company, parent company, industry, geographic area or bargaining unit
    • Sample contract data
    • Selected model agreements from other labor unions
  • Economic and Policy Analysis
    • Industry analyses and forecasts
    • Employment and earnings reports
    • National and regional wage statistics
    • Policy analysis of labor law reform, taxation, trade agreements, workplace relations, and other critical issues
  • Library Research
    • Company finances
    • Parent, subsidy, branch and other related companies
    • SEC filings on publicly traded companies
    • NLRB election history
    • Articles from relevant trade publications
  • Other Services
    • Analyses and in-depth reports for organizing campaigns
    • Government statistics on cost of living changes, wage changes and employment trends
    • Background reading on topics such as child care, elder care, safety issues, drug testing, and legislation affecting organized labor
    • Reports on Union Busters – labor law firms and management consultants
    • Information on arbitration decisions and arbitrators
    • Other research on request – call to discuss your individual needs

We have provided useful links to our favorite sources of information below:

U.S. Department of Labor

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Consumer Price Index (CPI)

Union Membership


Bureau of Transportation Statistics


Collective Bargaining Agreements

Occupational Outlook Handbook

National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)

Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service



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