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Hoffa: Union Pension Fight Heats Up at Capitol

The Teamsters have been vocal in their call for multiemployer pension reform for years. But now the union and its members are redoubling our efforts and ramping up the fight on Capitol Hill to let lawmakers and their aides know what is at stake and how a piece of legislation co-sponsored by five members of Michigan’s congressional delegation is the right vehicle to fix the retirement mess facing some 1.5 million people nationwide.

Hoffa: King’s Economic Dreams Remain Unfulfilled

By James P. Hoffa
Published in the Detroit News, April 4, 2018

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the tragic assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., a man who stands forever tall as one of the greatest leaders in U.S. history.

Hoffa: Case is Cover for Anti-Union Advocates

By James P. Hoffa
Published in Detroit News, March 7, 2018

Workers in Michigan and across the nation have repeatedly come under attack from corporate interests looking to tamp down on wages so they can pocket higher profits. The latest example? A court case argued in front of the U.S. Supreme Court last week that seeks to gut public sector unions in an effort to reduce their effectiveness in the workplace.

Hoffa: Priorities in the New Year

By James P. Hoffa
Published in the Detroit News, Jan. 3, 2018

The start of the New Year is a time for everyone to take stock of what is important. And the Teamsters are doing the same.

Hoffa: It's Time to Protect Pensions

Pensions supply a secure retirement for millions of Americans across the country. But increasingly, some plans have faced financial challenges that threaten the nest eggs of many who toiled for decades with the understanding they would be taken care of in their golden years.

Hoffa: There's Value in Membership

By James P. Hoffa
Published in the Detroit News, Nov. 1, 2017

Organizing is the life blood of every union. And last week, more than 150 Teamster organizers from across the country gathered in Detroit to strategize how to educate workers about the value of union membership.

Hoffa: NAFTA Should Deal With Trucking, Labor

By Teamsters General President James P. Hoffa
Published in Detroit News, Oct. 4, 2017

As governments continue to grapple with much-needed changes to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), U.S. and Canadian Teamsters have joined together to stand up for workers and push for policy changes that will improve their lives and livelihoods.

Hoffa: Unions Can Jump-Start Economy

By James P. Hoffa
Published in the Detroit News, Sept. 6, 2017

Watching the response of the Teamsters and other unions’ members to the devastation of Hurricane Harvey makes Labor Day this year more meaningful than ever.

Hoffa: Labor Rights And Solidarity In NAFTA Renegotiation

By General President James P. Hoffa
Published in the Huffington Post, August 16, 2017

Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa and Teamsters Canada President Francois Laporte lay out a path for NAFTA renegotiation in the Huffington Post that is fair to workers.

James P. Hoffa: Labor Voices: Get serious about good jobs

By General President James P. Hoffa
Published in the Detroit News, August 2, 2017

Jobs are a vehicle for economic opportunity. They should provide the pay and benefits workers in Michigan and around the country need to support themselves and their families. But increasingly that doesn’t seem to be the case.


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