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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.

Hoffa: Central States Shouldn't Cut Pensions

By Teamsters General President James P. Hoffa
Published in the Detroit News, October 14, 2015

​Michigan workers and retirees should be allowed to live comfortably in their golden years. But increasingly, nest eggs that everyday people contributed to are being threatened. And retirement security is being taken away.

Hoffa: Despite Deal, Resistance to TPP Grows in All Corners

By Teamsters General President James P. Hoffa
Published in the Huffington Post October 6, 2015

The fight against the Pacific Rim trade deal is not over now that negotiators have agreed to a proposal. It is only beginning in Congress and even the private sector.

Hoffa: Retirees, Workers Deserve to Receive Their Pensions

By Teamsters General President James P. Hoffa
Published in The Huffington Post, September 29, 2015

Everyday Americans who worked hard for decades should be able to receive the retirement nest egg they paid into, especially when banks which invested the monies are raking in huge profits.

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