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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(WASHINGTON) – The following is a statement from Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa about a House Workforce Protections Subcommittee hearing held yesterday addressing the federal government’s efforts to protect front-line workers during the coronavirus pandemic.
The coronavirus pandemic has ravaged this country during the past 10 weeks, taking the lives of some 100,000 Americans and jeopardizing the health of millions more. But a deeper dive into those statistics find that people of color – African Americans, Latinos and other minority groups – are suffering the effects of the illness at a significantly higher rate.
(WASHINGTON) – The following is a statement from Teamsters Dairy and Food Processing Division Director Rome Aloise regarding the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announcement that it will be suspending limits on the H2-B visa program and permitting companies in the U.S. food supply chain to hire or extend the stay of temporary workers:
(WASHINGTON) – The following is a statement from Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa about a briefing of the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic this afternoon and the need for Congress to address the concerns of frontline workers.
Income inequality, already a significant issue for the nation’s workers before the coronavirus pandemic outbreak, has exploded in recent weeks due to tens of millions of U.S. workers who have lost their jobs. And even once more people return to work, the wage gap is unlikely to improve significantly.
Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa joins Los Angeles CBS Radio reporter Frank Mottek on Mottek on Money to discuss the ongoing challenges of COVID-19 for union members and the critical pension legislation included in the HEROES Act.
It's time for Capitol Hill to come together and provide additional support for public sector workers.
(WASHINGTON) – The Teamsters are taking aim at new truck driving hours-of-service rules released today by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), saying they would lead to reduced roadway safety for drivers and the traveling public at large.