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Hoffa: It Gets Worse if TPP is Enacted

By Teamsters General President James P. Hoffa
​Published in the Detroit News, April 6, 2016

The Teamsters and many other pro-worker allies have written repeatedly about the devastating lasting effects of bad trade deals in Michigan and across the U.S. But during the presidential primary, the importance of the issue finally caught the nation’s attention.

Hoffa: Infrastructure and Citizen Concerns Ignored

By Teamsters General President James P. Hoffa
Published in the Detroit News, February 3, 2016

Flint residents are in crisis, placed in a situation no one in this country should have to face. Their water is contaminated with lead, putting their health at risk. And Gov. Rick Snyder is shirking his responsibilities to find a long-term solution.

Hoffa: Teamsters, Lawmakers Raise Drumbeat Against Pension Proposal

By Teamsters General President James P. Hoffa
Published in the Detroit News, January 6, 2016

Opposition is growing in Michigan and across the Midwest against a devastating pension cut proposal put forward by the Central States Pension Fund that would slash benefits by as much as 65 percent. Thousands of Teamsters are letting the federal government know they must reject the plan if they want retirees to be able to subsist on their own.

Hoffa: Transportation Bill Loosens Political Gridlock

By Teamsters General President James P. Hoffa
Published in the Detroit News, December 9, 2015

For more than a decade, Congress’ failure to approve a long-term transportation spending bill placed infrastructure improvements on the back burner in Michigan and all across the country. That ended last week, however, when members of the House and Senate united behind a five-year, $305 billion plan to pay for road, rail and mass transit upgrades.

Hoffa: Protecting Truckers’ Rest Breaks Makes Highways Safer

By Teamsters General President James P. Hoffa
Published in the Press-Telegram, November 12, 2015

Why would Congress want to scrap trucker rest break rules in California and 21 other states that could endanger motorist safety even when the courts have ruled against it? Because the industry wants it to!

Hoffa: TPP a Punch to the Gut of U.S. Workers

By Teamsters General President James P. Hoffa
​Published in the Detroit News, November 11, 2015

Now that the public can see the trade deal's text for itself, it clear the Pacific Rim agreement only profits big business.

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