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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.

Hoffa: Opioid Use Due to Broken System

By Teamsters General President James P. Hoffa
Published in the Detroit News, July 5, 2017

Our country’s opioid epidemic which claims the lives of 91 Americans every day is hurting far too many families in Michigan and across the country.

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.

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