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) – Kentucky Republican state lawmakers pushed through three bills this weekend designed to attack working families by driving down wages and weakening labor unions. Gov. Matt Bevin has already signed the bills into law. The Republican majority in both chambers made these destructive bills a top priority, holding a rare weekend session to push through the controversial legislation while hundreds of working men and women protested in the statehouse.
As some state lawmakers attempt to crack down on collective bargaining for public sector workers, union members let them know employees won't go quietly.
Court sides with union against attempt in Wisconsin to bleed labor dry.
(WASHINGTON) – The following is a statement from Teamsters General President James P. Hoffa on the nomination of Robert Lighthizer for USTR by President-elect Donald Trump.
Nineteen states from East to West raised salaries for their lowest-paid workers. But there is more work to be done.
Parents with kids under five struggle the most to make ends meet, Demos says. The problem shows the importance of creating paid parental leave.
GOP lawmakers sought to curb union and voting rights in the Great Lakes State. But the public let them know they weren't having it.
GOP leaders attempt to curtail powers of incoming Democratic governor that counters the will of the people.