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 the official statement of Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa on the efforts of thousands of Missourians to repeal SB 19, the destructive right-to-work law passed earlier this year.
Want to really make America great again? Prepare workers for a 21st century workforce!
On August 15, Teamsters Local 701 presented Belmar, New Jersey Mayor Matt Doherty its coveted Solidarity Award. The award recognized Mayor Doherty for boldly standing with 113 Teamster members who were locked out by Shore Point Distributing in April and May.
Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa and Teamsters Canada President Francois Laporte lay out a path for NAFTA renegotiation in the Huffington Post that is fair to workers.
(WILKES BARRE, PA) - Teamsters Local Union 229 Secretary-Treasurer Craig Pawlik participated in a roundtable on trade and the impact of NAFTA on Pennsylvania hosted by Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA). The following are the remarks he gave at the roundtable.
(WASHINGTON) – The following is a statement by the Teamsters in response to the violence propagated by white nationalists and neo-Nazis during their planned rally in Charlottesville, Va. Saturday that led to the deaths of counter-protester Heather Heyer, as well as state Troopers Lieutenant H. Jay Cullen and Trooper-Pilot Berke M.M. Bates.
(WASHINGTON) – The International Brotherhood of Teamsters General Executive Board met in Washington, D.C. yesterday to receive comprehensive briefings on four legislative proposals that address the growing pension crisis that could affect millions of active and retired members across the nation.
On July 1, school support personnel throughout North Carolina received the largest state legislated pay increase in eight years. The state budget also included a $16.8 million provision dedicated to raising the average rate of pay for school bus drivers. The increases come after several years of intense lobbying by Teamsters Local 391.