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Hoffa: A New, Pro-Worker NAFTA

By Teamsters General President James P. Hoffa
Published in the Detroit News, June 7, 2017

The Trump administration in the next week will receive scores of comments on how to best revamp the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) so it creates a pact built for a 21st century economy. And the Teamsters want to make sure there is a pathway to prosperity for millions of U.S. workers who were left behind in the deal’s first incarnation.

Hoffa: N.J Beer Distributor Cuts Off Workers' Paychecks, Healthcare

By Teamsters General President James P. Hoffa
Published in the Huffington Post, June 6, 2017

Workers want to work. But sometimes their own employer shuts the door on them, jeopardizing not only their paychecks but their families’ lives in the process.

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.

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