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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Luis Arroyo Jr. is a lifelong public servant, community activist, Teamster and resident of Chicago who is running for reelection as a Cook County (Chicago) Board Commissioner (8th District). Arroyo worked for the City of Chicago in the Department of Waste Management and was a 20-year member of Local 700.
One of the first votes Chad McCoy, a Republican state legislator representing Kentucky’s 50th district, made after taking office in 2017 was for so-called Right-to-Work. James DeWeese, a business agent at Teamsters Local 89 in Louisville, isn’t going to let McCoy get away with it.
Now is the time to push back on big business' effort to rule the political process.
(FLINT, Mich.) – Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa led a final ‘get out the vote’ rally at Teamsters Local 332 Tuesday evening in support of Gretchen Whitmer for governor of Michigan.
Iowa public sector Teamsters, forced to recertify their memberships each year under anti-union legislation enacted in 2017, have again overwhelmingly voted to stand with their union.
Local 238 reported this week that it won 55 of 62 recertification elections it held. In all, 96.7 percent of the 1213 bargaining unit members who voted choose to stick with the Teamsters. In the units were recertification was defeated, the union only lost 29 members.
Local 120 is meeting members where they work to stress the importance of voting for pro-worker candidates.
For the third time in four years, Georgia GOP gubernatorial nominee Brian Kemp is leading a charge to disenfranchise tens of thousands of potential voters.
Teamster Karen Simpson builds off of past adversity to challenge the system and represent those too often overlooked.