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 strongly supports legislation introduced today by Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Rep. Richard Neal (D-MA) that would establish a new agency within the U.S. Treasury Department authorized to issue bonds in order to finance loans to pension plans in financial distress.
Iowa Teamsters stand up to efforts to weaken public sector union rights, vote to stay with the union. Lawmakers learn an important lesson -- don't mess with workers!
(WASHINGTON) – The Teamsters Union today denounced the passage of legislation (H.R. 3441) introduced by House Republicans that rolls back the 2015 National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) “joint employer” ruling in the case of Browning-Ferris Industries, Inc. (BFI). The decision ensured strong protections for millions of American workers by holding accountable employers that rely on temporary or contracted workers when those employers call the shots.
Workers last night were the big winners in elections across country, as voters vented their anger against proposals pushed by Republicans in Congress and across the states in the last year that rewarded big business at the expense of hardworking Americans.
(WOODBRIDGE, N.J.) –Today, Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa joined hundreds of New Jersey Teamsters and members from other unions at a rally to support of Ambassador Phil Murphy for governor. Following the rally, union members volunteered to get out the vote for the campaign during the final weekend before Election Day on Nov. 7.
(WASHINGTON) – The following is a statement from Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa in response to the rollout of a new House Republican tax proposal today that would give corporations and the nation’s wealthiest households a huge tax cut at the expense of hardworking Americans.
Whether one if a high school dropout or an Ivy League grad, wage gap between men, women exists.
(WASHINGTON) – The following is the official statement of Teamsters General President James P. Hoffa on the report that the U.S. Department of Justice today filed an appeal of the permanent injunction against the implementation of an overtime rule finalized during the Obama administration on behalf of the U.S. Labor Department.