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 following is a statement from Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa in response to “National Truck Driver Appreciation Week”.
“The nation’s 3.5 million truck drivers do yeoman’s work keeping the U.S. economy humming by transporting goods from coast to coast. The Teamsters thank the President and other elected officials for recognizing the crucial role that these workers play in keeping our country moving forward.
(WASHINGTON) – The following is a joint statement from Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa and Teamsters Canada President François Laporte in response to outstanding issues that U.S. and Canadian trade representatives must hash out to ensure that a new North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is a deal that works for workers.
(WASHINGTON) – The following is a joint statement from Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa and Teamsters Canada President François Laporte in response to ongoing North American Trade Agreement (NAFTA) reform discussions taking place in Washington now between U.S. and Canadian trade representatives and the need for a trilateral agreement.
ST. LOUIS – This year’s Labor Day parade took on added significance in this Mississippi River city that serves as the nation’s gateway to the West after Missouri voters overwhelmingly defeated a ballot measure last month to enact so-called right to work (RTW) in the state. And the hundreds of Teamsters on hand yesterday were relishing every moment.
While corporate America basks in growing profits, working Americans continue to struggle to make ends meet.
(WASHINGTON) – The following is a statement from Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa about the White House’s renomination of Mark Gaston Pearce as a member of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).
“For more than eight years, Mark Pearce has shown working Americans that he is a public servant who is looking out for their well-being. He proved it while he served as NLRB Chairman from 2011 through 2017, and we know he will continue to do so as a member of the board.
(WASHINGTON) – The following is a statement from Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa about the bilateral agreement-in-principle announced today between the U.S. and Mexico to revamp the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
Compensation for top execs grows by more that 17 percent in 2017, EPI finds.