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Hoffa: New NAFTA Should Help Workers

By Teamsters General President James P. Hoffa
Published in the Detroit News, May 3, 2017

The Trump administration and Congress are ramping up efforts to consider changes to trade and health care policy in the coming days. And for workers in Michigan and across the U.S., much is at stake. Both issues offer an opportunity for the White House and Capitol Hill to put aside partisan differences and work together to fix these serious problems.

Hoffa: Workers of the World Unite Against Global Greed

By Teamsters General President James P. Hoffa
Published in the Huffington Post, March 30, 2017

Despite the efforts of XPO CEO Bradley Jacobs to isolate the Teamsters in the fight for justice, company workers across the globe are standing together.

Hoffa: Trade Deal Should Help Workers

By Teamsters General President James P. Hoffa
​Published in the Detroit News, March 1, 2017

Michigan has seen firsthand the terrible damage trade deals like the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) have brought to this country. Nearly 200,000 manufacturing jobs have been lost in the state since the deal took effect, and it is estimated NAFTA has cost the U.S. more than 700,000 jobs overall as of 2013.

Hoffa: House GOP Renews War on Workers with 'Right to Work' Bill

By Teamsters General President James P. Hoffa
Published in the Huffington Post, Feb. 7, 2017

Elected representatives said they learned a lesson from last year's election when it came to helping workers, This new legislation proves they haven't. 

Hoffa: Thousand of UC Workers Go on Strike for Fair Wages, Pension

By Teamster General President James P. Hoffa
​Published in the Huffingtonpost, Jan. 10, 2017

Today, thousands of University of California (UC) administrative, clerical and support workers are on strike across the Golden State, taking a stand against a UC system that has turned its back on them by not paying them a wage that allows them to support themselves and their families.

Hoffa: Workers Need Real Pension Reform

By Teamster General President James P. Hoffa
​Published in the Detroit News, Jan. 4, 2017

Teamsters won a pension battle in December that could have hurt workers, retirees. But now is the time for a permanent fix.

Hoffa: Bill Shows Two Pension Plans Aren't Better Than One

By Teamsters General President James P. Hoffa
​Published in the Detroit News, Oct. 5, 2016

Almost two years ago, Congress approved language that gave multiemployer pension plans the ability to dramatically cut benefits to their participants. Now some of those same lawmakers are threatening the retirement security of thousands again.

Hoffa: Don’t Let GOP Curb New Pro-Worker Rules

By Teamster General President James P. Hoffa
Published in the Detroit News, Sept. 7, 2016

The White House and Department of Labor took another step towards improving the lives of workers late last month when they issued final language for a rule that will put stronger protections in place for those employed by federal government contractors.

Hoffa: Congress Can’t Let TPP Go Through

By James P. Hoffa
Published in the Detroit News, August 3, 2016

Supporters of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) are likely to put up a huge fight in an effort to pass the 12-nation Pacific Rim agreement during the closing days of the congressional session. Why? Because they realize that with two anti-TPP nominees at the top of both major party tickets, it is likely their best chance to get this deal done.

Hoffa: Latest Predicted TPP Numbers Aren’t Much to Celebrate

By Teamsters General President James P. Hoffa
Published in the Detroit News, June 1, 2016

A federal trade agency tasked with reporting on the economic benefits of proposed trade deals came up empty last month when it reviewed the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

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