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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Latest congressional action shows GOP lawmakers are scaling back rules that protect hard-working Americans.
Teamsters General Secretary-Treasurer Ken Hall is urging the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to quickly implement a rule requiring the disclosure of CEO-to-worker pay ratios at public companies as adopted by the agency in 2015.
(SPRINGFIELD, Ill.) –– The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit on Tuesday, March 21 protected the right of Teamsters Local 916 to collect fair share fees and dismissed a challenge brought on by the Right-to-Work Coalition.
It's time to remove the Cadillac Tax from the nation's health care law once and for all.
(WASHINGTON) – Today, the Teamsters Union made oral arguments in the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco, challenging the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) 2015 decision to open the border to Mexico-domiciled motor carriers for long-haul operations.
(WASHINGTON) – The Teamsters Union denounced the defeat of two amendments offered in committee to the American Health Care Act (AHCA) that would have permanently repealed the “Cadillac Tax” which imposes a 40 percent tax on high quality health care plans starting in 2025. This excise tax would unfairly target middle class working families and ultimately increase the cost of their health care plans as insurers pass along the cost to the participants.
Lawmakers' move to reduce mandatory trucker rest breaks will lead to more tired drivers on the nation's roads.
(WASHINGTON) –Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa called on the chairmen and ranking members of the House Committees on Ways and Means and Energy and Commerce to support a repeal of the 40 percent excise tax on comprehensive insurance plans in a letter sent today. Currently, the American Health Care Act (AHCA) only delays implementation of the so-called “Cadillac Tax” until 2025.