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Hoffa: Congress Has No Time to Delay Pension Fix

By Teamsters General President James P. Hoffa
Published in the Detroit News, Nov. 7, 2018

Election season is officially over. The bickering and back-biting of candidates will no longer fill the airwaves. For many of us, that brings a sense of relief.

Hoffa: Americans Recognize Union Value

By Teamsters General President James P. Hoffa
Published in the Detroit News, Sept. 5, 2018

The labor movement's popularity is soaring. U.S. workers understand that unions bring higher pay, better benefits.

Hoffa: A Plan to Fix Michigan

By James P. Hoffa
Published in the Detroit News, June 6, 2018

November’s election looms large for the future of Michigan. During the past eight years, Michiganians have seen what a lack of leadership in Lansing looks like. It has jeopardized the health of tens of thousands of vulnerable Flint residents. It has left our roads and infrastructure a mess. It has made it more difficult for hardworking people to make ends meet. In short, it’s time for a change.

Hoffa: Union Pension Fight Heats Up at Capitol

The Teamsters have been vocal in their call for multiemployer pension reform for years. But now the union and its members are redoubling our efforts and ramping up the fight on Capitol Hill to let lawmakers and their aides know what is at stake and how a piece of legislation co-sponsored by five members of Michigan’s congressional delegation is the right vehicle to fix the retirement mess facing some 1.5 million people nationwide.

Hoffa: King’s Economic Dreams Remain Unfulfilled

By James P. Hoffa
Published in the Detroit News, April 4, 2018

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the tragic assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., a man who stands forever tall as one of the greatest leaders in U.S. history.

Hoffa: Case is Cover for Anti-Union Advocates

By James P. Hoffa
Published in Detroit News, March 7, 2018

Workers in Michigan and across the nation have repeatedly come under attack from corporate interests looking to tamp down on wages so they can pocket higher profits. The latest example? A court case argued in front of the U.S. Supreme Court last week that seeks to gut public sector unions in an effort to reduce their effectiveness in the workplace.

Hoffa: Priorities in the New Year

By James P. Hoffa
Published in the Detroit News, Jan. 3, 2018

The start of the New Year is a time for everyone to take stock of what is important. And the Teamsters are doing the same.

Hoffa: It's Time to Protect Pensions

Pensions supply a secure retirement for millions of Americans across the country. But increasingly, some plans have faced financial challenges that threaten the nest eggs of many who toiled for decades with the understanding they would be taken care of in their golden years.

Hoffa: There's Value in Membership

By James P. Hoffa
Published in the Detroit News, Nov. 1, 2017

Organizing is the life blood of every union. And last week, more than 150 Teamster organizers from across the country gathered in Detroit to strategize how to educate workers about the value of union membership.


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