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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They thought they were the lucky ones — truck drivers and warehouse workers who counted themselves among the dwindling number of Americans still guaranteed a private pension.
But that promise of a monthly check, once considered ironclad, is now in doubt for more than a million retirees and older workers nationwide, including tens of thousands in Massachusetts and neighboring states. Their underfunded pension plans are creeping toward insolvency, putting benefits they earned over the course of a career at risk of being cut or even eliminated.
(BOSTON) – Today, U.S. Rep. Richard E. Neal (D-MA) joined active and retired members of Teamsters Local 122 in Boston, Mass. for a press conference at the union’s hall in support of H.R.4444, the Rehabilitation for Multiemployer Pensions Act, legislation that will assist pension plans facing insolvency. Rep. Neal is the lead sponsor of the legislation that was introduced in Congress on Nov. 16, 2017.
Teamsters, unions join workers to crush Delaware county's effort to enact right to work is wrong.
NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico — Raúl García Miranda wants Carlos Flores’s job. Mr. Flores doesn’t think he deserves it.
The two men haul goods that travel from Mexico into the United States. Both come from a Mexican border town infested with drug cartels. But Mr. Flores got out.
He became a United States citizen, giving him the right to drive through the American heartland and earn good money delivering washing machines and broccoli sent from Mexico. Mr. Miranda, a Mexican national, doesn’t have that option. He can make only short trips, back and forth across the border, from a lot on the southern side to truck lots 24 miles to the north.
The Sussex County Council postponed a vote on an ordinance to approve anti-worker legislation earlier this week. But the future of the legislation remains uncertain.
Fighting for a fairer NAFTA and pushing back on a proposed prevailing wage measure in Michigan are among the top issues for the Teamsters in 2018.
(HEMPSTEAD, N.Y.) – Today, Rep. Pete King (R-N.Y.) joined Sen. Check Schumer (D-N.Y.) at a press conference at Teamsters Local 707 in Hempstead, N.Y. to announce his co-sponsorship of the Butch Lewis Act of 2017 (H.R.4444/S.2147), legislation that will assist pension plans facing insolvency. Rep. King is the first Republican member of Congress to join the bill as a sponsor.
(WASHINGTON) – The Teamsters Union today denounced a National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) decision handed down last night in Hybrand Industrial Contractors Ltd. that rolls back the agency’s 2015 “joint employer” ruling in Browning-Ferris Industries, Inc. (BFI).