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 congressional joint committee is ready to tackle pension reform. It's not a moment to soon. And the vehicle to do so is the Butch Lewis Act.
Teamsters and other labor allies in western Pennsylvania worked long hours in the days leading up to a special U.S. House election this week letting union members in the district know there was only one candidate who would stand up for their families. And the effort paid off.
(WASHINGTON) – Today, the members of the Joint Select Committee on Solvency of Multiemployer Pension Plans convened for its initial meeting, pledging to work together to find a bipartisan solution to the pension crisis.
(DETROIT) – Today, Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa joined Teamsters Joint Council 43 President Greg Nowak in announcing the union’s endorsement of Gretchen Whitmer for governor of Michigan. The announcement was made at an event in downtown Detroit attended by Teamsters and community members.
(WASHINGTON) – The following is a statement from Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa about a letter he sent to President Trump after it was announced Thursday afternoon that the U.S. would be placing tariffs on the importation of steel and aluminum from countries outside North America, with an exemption process in place for other nations.
(MILWAUKEE) – Teamsters Joint Council 39 has announced its endorsement of Milwaukee Circuit Court Judge, Rebecca Dallet for Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice. Dallet has over 20 years of experience in the Wisconsin Court system, both as a prosecutor and a judge, and has committed to bring independence and balance to the state’s highest court.
Teamsters President Jim Hoffa sat down today with Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) to discuss the top issues facing the union including the looming pension crisis, trade and the threat that the Supreme Court case of Janus vs. AFSCME poses to public employees across the nation.
'Janus' lawsuit is being bankrolled by big business interests in an effort to eviscerate labor groups.