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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Union makes its presence known in the political arena.
(CHARLESTON, S.C.) –Teamsters Local 509 members gathered on Tuesday for a member appreciation event held by the local union to discuss issues that matter to working people in the lead up to the 2020 election. Speakers at the event—held the afternoon prior to the second Democratic debate—included elected officials and community leaders.
(IOWA CITY, Iowa) - Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) joined working women from across the Midwest to discuss the upcoming election during a presidential forum Thursday evening sponsored by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters.
Work of Teamster members, retirees power legislation to victory.
(WASHINGTON) – The U.S. House of Representatives voted today to pass H.R. 397, the Rehabilitation for Multiemployer Pensions Act, more commonly referred to as The Butch Lewis Act. The legislation is an essential step to help secure the retirement security of more than 1.5 million workers and retirees nationwide.
With the help of Local 17, four members will be serving in the Mile High City's government.
(WASHINGTON) – The following is a statement from Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa about the House’s passage today of H.R. 582, the Raise the Wage Act, which would increase the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2024.
“Low-wage workers in much of the country have suffered through stagnate wages for more than a decade. So the Teamsters applaud the House for taking action to help close the income inequality gap that has made it difficult for many hardworking Americans to support their families.
(WASHINGTON) – The following is a statement from Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa about the passage of legislation offered by Reps. Joe Courtney (D-Conn.) and Mike Kelly (R-Pa.) that would repeal the 40 percent excise tax on comprehensive health insurance plans included in the Affordable Care Act (ACA), commonly known as the “Cadillac Tax”