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 fiscal year 2020 omnibus spending bill approved by Congress this week provides resources for many critical investments that better the lives of working Americans, but also misses the mark by not including a broad fix for the nation’s faltering multiemployer pension plans.
Organizing workers to join a union is not an easy job. Companies will go to extreme lengths to quash any such efforts. And the law, as a new report by the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) explains, is merely an inconvenience for many.
WASHINGTON/LAVAL, QC) – Teamsters in both the United States and Canada are coming out in support of the new NAFTA following changes to the agreement made by Democrats in Congress.
The Teamsters Union has long opposed the North American Free Trade Agreement. Teamsters jobs are tied to trade and our members have suffered the impact of the original NAFTA for more than a quarter century. Teamsters want trade, but it has to be fair trade that puts working people and their families first.
In this special edition of the Teamster Nation Podcast, hear what six 2020 presidential contenders had to say about pensions, collective bargaining and fair trade when asked by members and retirees themselves during the Teamsters 2020 Presidential Candidates Forum in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
A Democratic presidential debate scheduled for next week in California was thrown into upheaval on Friday when all seven of the candidates who've qualified for the stage threatened not to attend because of a labor dispute at the site.
New Economic Policy Institute report finds 29 percent of companies paying workers on average less than $13 an hour require them.
Secluded in a room in the corner of the Veterans Memorial Auditorium on Saturday afternoon, International Brotherhood of Teamsters General President James P. Hoffa shifted forward in his seat. He considered the once-steady relationship between organized labor and the Democratic party.
Six Democratic presidential candidates brought the heat after the International Brotherhood of Teamsters president James P. Hoffa said the candidates “better have a message for us” leading up to their union-focused forum Saturday in Cedar Rapids.