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Hoffa: 2020 Presidential Candidates Must Share Vision for Labor

By Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa
Published in the Detroit News, Nov. 6, 2019

The 2020 presidential election, now less than a year away, is arriving at a key moment in U.S. history. Workers, long the backbone of this nation, are falling behind because they’ve been ignored at the expense of corporations. Next November’s vote is an opportunity to change that and pave a path to prosperity.

Hoffa: Workers Deserve Protection From Anti-Union Employers

By Teamsters General President James P. Hoffa
Published in the Detroit News, Oct. 2, 2019

A U.S. House committee last week took a much-needed step towards empowering workers by approving legislation that would expand their right to organize on the job while shielding them from employer intimidation if they choose to form a union.

Hoffa: Empowering Workers Now Through 2020

By Teamsters General President James P. Hoffa
Published in the Detroit News, Sept. 4, 2019

This Labor Day, unions like the Teamsters find themselves in a strong position. The public’s support of the labor movement is as strong as it’s been in the last 16 years. There is an understanding by a sizable majority in this country that hardworking Americans deserve higher pay and greater respect on the job.

Hoffa: Presidential Candidates Shouldn't Ignore Worker Concerns

By Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa
Published in the Detroit News, Aug. 7, 2019

The 2020 Democratic Party presidential debates came to Detroit last week, and I was hoping to hear more from the candidates about kitchen table issues that affect hardworking Americans. Frankly, the whole thing was a bit of a disappointment.

Hoffa: Michigan Attorney General Takes Aim at Wage Theft

By James P. Hoffa
Published in the Detroit News, July 3, 2019

Businesses have been treating their workers as independent contractors and shorting them much needed pay, benefits and job security for years. Now, Michigan is doing something about it.

 

Hoffa: Protecting Pension Remains Top Priority

By Teamsters General President James P. Hoffa
Published in the Detroit News, June 5, 2019

It is encouraging when elected officials can work across party lines to get things done.

Take, for example, Michigan’s historic no-fault auto insurance reform bill signed into law by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer last week. After years of grappling with making changes to the 1973 law, Democrats and Republicans in the state worked together to take action that will result in a reduction in the nation’s highest auto insurance rates.

Hoffa: Bipartisan Bill Can Deliver on Pension Promise

By Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa
Published in the Detroit News, Feb. 6, 2019

Congress must come together to pass legislation that would protect the retirement promise made to 1.5M Americans whose futures are in jeopardy.

Hoffa: Congress, Stand for Workers

By Teamsters General President James P. Hoffa
Published in the Detroit News, Jan. 2, 2019

A new year brings a new opportunity to fix pensions and infrastructure and help working Americans.

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