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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).

Hoffa: Michiganians Demand Action on Pensions

By Teamsters General President James P. Hoffa
Published in the Detroit News, May 4, 2016

Thousands of Teamsters, including Michigan members, retirees and their families, rallied on Capitol Hill last month to let Congress and federal authorities know they are not backing down in their fight to preserve their hard-earned Central States Pension Fund benefits.

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