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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.

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.

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