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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A month before first talks on trade pact begin, more details are needed on how revamped deal will benefit hardworking Americans.
(WASHINGTON) – The following is a statement by Teamsters General President James P. Hoffa on the White House’s release of its “Summary of Objectives for the NAFTA Renegotiation” last night.
West Coast is leading the way in movement thus far, though more jurisdictions elsewhere are following suit.
(WASHINGTON) – Today, the Teamsters Union denounced the House Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (T-HUD) Appropriations Subcommittee’s attack on highway safety and infrastructure investment during its mark-up of the 2018 funding proposal. While eliminating important funding for infrastructure improvement, the subcommittee compromised the very highway safety programs the bill funds by inserting provisions that would increase driver fatigue, if enacted.
Several states and cities officially enacted minimum wage increases on July 1. But one took a step back.
Our country’s opioid epidemic which claims the lives of 91 Americans every day is hurting far too many families in Michigan and across the country.
Teamster officials joined several lawmakers this week in outlining a legislative agenda through 2018 that will prioritize workers by fighting for better pensions and protecting collective bargaining while also taking a leading role to ensure that a new NAFTA keeps good-paying jobs in the U.S.
Political coordinators from Teamster local unions across the U.S. have been meeting this week in Washington, D.C., to discuss ongoing legislation that affects working families.