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Hoffa: Safety Of Motorists Could Be Jeopardized By Transportation Bill

By Teamsters General President James P. Hoffa
Published in the Detroit News, June 10, 2015

More hours on the road, longer tractor trailers and the status quo on truck insurance doesn't help truckers or other motorists. But the trucking industry is fighting like mad to make it a reality.

Hoffa: What America Needs From Its Trade Pacts

By Teamsters General President James P. Hoffa
Published in the Detroit News, May 13, 2015

While fair trade advocates have won the initial battle against fast track, the war is far from over. And there are numerous bipartisan reasons to oppose it.

Hoffa: Latest Trade Push is A War on Workers

By Teamsters General President James P. Hoffa
Published in the Huffington Post, April 28, 2015

President Obama may not believe that losing manufacturing jobs to other nations is a big deal. But those jobs provide a pathway to prosperity for many Americans.

Hoffa: When 'Open Skies' Means Unfair Advantage

By Teamsters General President James P. Hoffa
Published in the Detroit News, April 15, 2015

Unfair labor practices are once again hurting U.S. workers and threatening jobs here in Michigan and across America. This time, the threat is coming from overseas, as three airlines from the Middle East — Qatar Airways, Etihad Airways and Emirates — are embracing shady financial practices and anti-worker policies to undercut U.S. companies.

Hoffa: Port Driver Efforts Show The Long, Hard Fight For Justice

By Teamsters General President James P. Hoffa
Published in the Huffington Post, February 25, 2015

Over the last 18 months, port truck drivers at the twin ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have dramatically escalated their decades-long struggle against trucking companies. These employers have misclassified them as independent contractors, which is just a wonky way of saying they engage in wage theft. But after going on strike on five separate occasions, something remarkable is happening to these drivers backed by the Teamsters -- they're winning.

Hoffa: No Time To Waste In Letting Public, Lawmakers Know About Fast Track

By Teamsters President James P. Hoffa
Published the Huffington Post, January 26, 2015

For years, big business has pushed for fast-track trade promotion authority so it can get secret trade deals it helps craft like the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) enacted. It's had the support of some in Congress. Now congressional leaders want to move on fast track, and soon. That means those standing up for the interests of hardworking Americans must step up their efforts. After all, not everyone is aware of the consequences that a quick up-or-down vote on the 12-nation Pacific Rim trade deal will bring. It will devastate not only wage earners, but their families as well.

Hoffa: Keystone Pipeline Would Boost Middle Class

By Teamsters General President James P. Hoffa
Published in the Detroit News, December 10, 2014

Jobs might not be in such short supply like they once were in Michigan and elsewhere. But good-paying jobs still are. That’s why the Teamsters support the Keystone XL pipeline project that would allow North America to produce more of the world’s oil supply. And that’s why Michigan’s elected officials should too.

Hoffa: A Clear Choice In November

By Teamsters General President James P. Hoffa
Published in the Detroit News, October 8, 2014

Less than a month from today, Michiganians will have an opportunity to head to the polls. While many might be tempted to just throw up their hands instead of casting a vote, they should keep in mind what is at stake. Because rest assured, those with corporate interests certainly will.

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