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 Teamsters Union opposes the American Health Care Act (AHCA) which was passed by the House of Representatives today. The legislation’s wholesale changes to the current system leaves working families footing the bill for corporate tax breaks while paving a path to the elimination of even basic health care for the millions of American families that need it the most.
Polls show the public puts infrastructure before all other policy considerations. And they're letting the GOP know they'll pay if action isn't taken.
Congress and the White House have an opportunity to help workers by fixing NAFTA and cutting the Cadillac Tax that penalizes people for having good insurance. There's no excuse not to do it.
Trump executive order is first step in effort to restore middle-class jobs in this country.
New laws in Iowa and Wisconsin that outlaw project labor agreements are latest GOP-led blow against workers.
(ST. PAUL, Minnesota) - Last month, members from Teamsters Locals 120 and 638 headed to the Minnesota State Capitol in St. Paul to voice support on legislation that would extend unemployment insurance to school bus workers during the summer months.
(WASHINGTON) –The Teamsters Union supports today’s signing of the ‘Buy American and Hire American’ Executive Order by President Donald Trump. The initiatives that promote American workers and investment in domestic products will help the country take a positive step toward a stronger economy.
After intense lobbying by Teamster retirees from Teamsters Local 952, lawmakers in the State Senate and Assembly approved SB-1, a $52 Billion transportation infrastructure package, sending it to Gov. Jerry Brown. The Democratic governor strongly supports the legislation and is expected to sign it.