This webpage provides information on the Teamsters Union’s legislative advocacy at both the federal and state level as well as our field activity to support those policy positions and to get strong labor candidates elected to office. Among other resources, you will find our federal legislative scorecard, formal statements of policy position and communications to Capitol Hill, a weekly update on federal legislative happenings, an overview of bills we are tracking at the state level, and quick links to take action on priority issues.
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LAS VEGAS – There is more than one heavyweight fight being waged in Las Vegas this week as the candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination squared off during a lively debate on Wednesday night at the Paris Hotel & Casino. But prior to the candidates taking swings at each other onstage, the presidential hopefuls made a point to visit hundreds of union members that were practice picketing outside the Palms Resort and Casino.
Temperatures had sunk to negative digits when a package full of Teamster GOTV t-shirts arrived in Minnesota last week. It was a freezing Friday morning and field coordinators joked that GOTV ski masks would have been more apt attire for such a cold snap, but Teamsters in the North Star State refused to let a frigid forecast get in the way of the early voting effort.
The amount of time that striking New York workers must wait to begin receiving unemployment benefits has been reduced by a new state law.
Granite State Teamsters meet two candidates, encouraged to engage in primary process.
(WASHINGTON) – The following is a statement from Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa about legislation approved by the House today that would comprehensively update the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) to benefit workers.
“In approving the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act, the House agreed to restore fairness to the economy at a time when income inequality has stifled the ability of far too many hardworking Americans to earn a decent wage that allows them to support their families.
DAVENPORT, Iowa – Teamsters across the Hawkeye State played an active role in the Iowa Caucus this week, educating workers at a UPS facility in Davenport about where the presidential candidates stand on Teamster issues. The Teamsters played a direct role in the process with local leaders overseeing precinct caucus sites in what at times was a chaotic process.
Those who work hard for a living deserve to be able to collectively bargain without employer interference.
The nation's water networks are in a dire state. Fixing them would not only make people healthy, but improve workers' lives as well.