Yes! I want join America’s Strongest Union and stand with my co-workers to win fair wages, benefits & working conditions for all!
I recognize the need for a strong union and believe everyone represented by our union should pay their fair share to maximize our power at the bargaining table and achieve fairness in the workplace. I voluntarily submit this application for membership in Local 223, affiliated with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters so that I may fully participate in the activities of the Union. I pledge to uphold the Constitution and Bylaws of the IBT and Local 223, and I will conduct myself at all times in a manner as not to bring reproach upon my Union. I understand that by becoming and remaining a member of the Union I will be able to participate in Union elections, attend and participate in Union meetings, vote to ratify my collective bargaining agreement, and take advantage of programs only available to Union members. I understand that only as a member will I be able to determine the course the Union takes to represent me in negotiations to improve my wages, benefits, and working conditions. I also understand that the Union’s strength and ability to represent my interests depends upon my exercising my constitutional right to join the Union and engage in collective activities with my fellow union co-workers, members of Teamsters Local 223.
As a member in good standing, I shall be entitled to all rights, privileges, and extra benefits available only to union members!