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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The fight against the Pacific Rim trade pact is about to hit concert halls around the country.
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Federal agency normally optimistic about trade can't even muster positive results from 12-nation Pacific Rim pact.
(WASHINGTON) – The following is a statement from Teamsters General President James P. Hoffa about the U.S. Labor Department’s announcement of its final overtime rule that more than doubles the salary threshold for which nearly all workers must receive time-and-a-half pay up to $47,476 a year.
(WASHINGTON) – The following is a statement from Teamsters General President James P. Hoffa about the Missouri Senate’s failure to overturn Gov. Jay Nixon’s veto of paycheck deception legislation. This bill would have hampered the ability of unions to fully represent their membership in the state and weakened the voice of Missouri's working families.
Polls show that the public is worried about bad trade deals being approved. And presidential candidates are responding.
Here's this week's update from the Hill.
(WASHINGTON) – The Teamsters today hailed the Senate Finance Committee for holding a hearing looking into the need to reform multiemployer pension plans like the Central States Pension Fund, which has proposed slashing the benefits of retirees by as much as 70 percent.