Hoffa Statement on Repealing Health Benefits Tax Teamster.org ...“Rep. Courtney’s bill stands up for working Americans. The health care excise tax set to take effect in 2018 is an onerous charge that will hit many middle-class families hard in the pocketbook, all because their health insurance is considered too good. It is unconscionable that some hardworking Americans will have to pay a 40 percent penalty on benefits they’ve fought hard to receive"...
Hoffa: Latest Trade Push is a War on Workers Huffington Post ...President Obama in an interview last week downplayed the impact of unfair trade on the U.S. workforce, arguing that many manufacturing jobs are low paying. But I disagree with the president. This nation's manufacturing base provides a pathway to prosperity for many Americans, especially those who work union jobs...
With strong Teamster backing, workers are striking a major fulcrum of the nation's economy this week. Picket lines went up early this morning at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach where truck drivers are targeting several companies in a massive action against wage theft.
As the Los Angeles port truck drivers who haul Walmart goods continued their strike in the sixth day, Walmart workers who make and sell the goods demanded change in 10 countries.
Teamsters: Port Truck Driver Strike Spreads To Intermodal Rail Yards teamster.org ...Early Tuesday morning, the port truck driver strike spread from the Ports of Los Angeles/Long Beach to intermodal rail yards that are serviced by Pacer Cartage and Harbor Rail Transport (HRT). These rail yards dispatch cargo to and from warehouses and distribution centers across America...