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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Whether one if a high school dropout or an Ivy League grad, wage gap between men, women exists.
(WASHINGTON) – The following is the official statement of Teamsters General President James P. Hoffa on the report that the U.S. Department of Justice today filed an appeal of the permanent injunction against the implementation of an overtime rule finalized during the Obama administration on behalf of the U.S. Labor Department.
(CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa) – The Hawkeye State’s Republican-led government made it a priority in early 2017 to crack down on the ability of unionized public sector workers in the state to collectively bargain. But these lawmakers are learning the Teamsters aren’t backing down from this fight.
Teamster leaders, drivers announce support for legislation offered by Reps. Napolitano, Nadler.
(WASHINGTON) – Teamster leaders and port truck drivers fighting for their employee rights with the help of the Teamsters announced their support today for measures that would take steps to address the broken employment system that exists in port trucking and empower local ports to reduce pollution, mitigate traffic congestion, heighten highway safety and improve efficiency.
Silence is all you hear from McKesson, Cardinal Health and Amerisource Bergen when it comes to the opioid crisis.
Those working in union jobs are much more likely to have access to health insurance and to take it as well.
The U.S. Supreme Court, as expected, last week decided to hear a case in the next few months that would threaten the ability of unions to collect “fair share” fees from non-member public sector workers for the services they provide them.