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 Teamsters are sounding the alarm about a proposed change to the Federal Aviation Administration Authorization Act (FAAAA) that would halt the ability of states and localities to set any workplace rules for truck drivers in their jurisdictions.
Union holds House, Senate briefings with staffers to brief them on Butch Lewis Act.
(WASHINGTON) – The following is a statement from Teamsters Airline Division Director Capt. David Bourne about the newly introduced FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018, which includes a provision in it that would bar European-based airlines from undermining U.S. labor rights or standards if they wish to operate in this country.
(WASHINGTON) – Today, Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) shared his belief that the Joint Select Committee on Solvency of Multiemployer Pension Plans will find a solution to the growing pension crisis this year during his remarks at the National Press Club.
Local 630 Teamsters working at Calif. company are fighting for equal wages.
(WASHINGTON) – The following is a statement from Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa about Equal Pay Day, which marks how much longer women must work in order to catch up to what male workers earned in the previous calendar year. Women, on average, earn only 80.5 cents to every dollar earned by men.
(WASHINGTON) – The Teamsters’ rail conferences in the U.S. and Canada today joined with unionized Mexican freight rail workers in calling for the inclusion of language in a revamped North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) that would ensure that all industry workers on the continent are treated fairly and equitably.
(WASHINGTON) – Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa wrote to a top lawmaker in the Mexican Congress today to share his concerns about legislation currently under consideration that would crack down on the creation of independent unions in that country in violation of reforms instituted last year.