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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House legislation would hold private equity firms accountable for running companies into the ground.
(WASHINGTON) -- As 2020 presidential hopefuls continue to vie to win working people’s votes, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT), representing a diverse 1.4 million members nationwide, today announced the details of a presidential candidate forum focused on issues facing workers. The forum, organized in partnership with The Guardian and The Storm Lake Times, will take place on Saturday, December 7, at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
(WASHINGTON) – The Teamsters are aware of a new multiemployer pension reform proposal just rolled out by Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and are actively reviewing the proposal and its impact on Teamster funds. The Teamsters have been working with Congress to find a bipartisan solution that best protects the hard-earned pensions of its retirees and workers.
Teamsters turned up for presidential candidate events in Florida and Nevada this week, including the “First in the West” dinner in Las Vegas where members heard from several contenders about where they stand on the issues that matter most to workers.
(TRENTON, N.J.) – Today, truck drivers, Teamsters and worker allies testified before the New Jersey Senate Labor Committee in favor of S4204, legislation that will expand employment rights to thousands of workers who are misclassified by their employers as ‘independent contractors.’
Legislation would increase corporate taxes of companies that don't curb top executive salaries.
As the presidential candidates turned their attention to “Super Tuesday” and swing states, Teamsters members were there to push them on Teamster issues. Local union members and officials in North Carolina and Pennsylvania got in on the action as part of the Teamsters 2020 primary engagement strategy.
Whether it was as candidates winning elections or as volunteers working hard to get pro-worker people elected, this union gave its all.