The cost of child care is keeping more and more women out of the workforce because they can't afford to have a job. Increased union membership would allow mothers to receive higher salaries and help support their families.
The working poor increasingly end up in prison for not being able to pay for fines they may owe on such things as parking tickets. Meanwhile, the corporate class is seemingly allowed to pilfer at will while elected officials turn a blind eye to it all
Global organizations like the International Monetary Fund are beginning to realize what the Teamsters have known for some time -- low-wage workers in the U.S. can't make ends meet on the existing minimum wage.
A new report by the Economic Policy Institute shows low wages are holding the American economy back. But the problem could be helped if businesses paid their workers more.
The United States is failing when it comes to protecting the rights of workers, a new International Trade Union Confederation report states. It's time for companies and the government to treat hard-working Americans with dignity and respect.
The nation's largest cities are becoming increasingly unaffordable places for middle-class workers to buy a home. More union jobs are needed if elected officials want to reverse the trend.
The Teamsters have a history of serving -- and sacrificing -- for their country. On this Memorial Day, we recognize all of our brothers and sisters who have paid the ultimate price for freedom.
This November election is not a time to blindly "throw the bums out." Instead, Teamsters and all voters need to choose candidates that will support workers instead of just the corporate class.