Stockton, Calif. Teamsters spread the word in advance of March's California Primary.
53 million American workers are barely making ends meet. It's time for elected officials to do something about it.
A new year has brought increased pay for nearly 7 million low-wage workers in 22 states.
Thanks to a mix of lawmakers or voters themselves approving minimum wage hikes (and cost-of-living adjustments) in recent years, those at the bottom of the pay scale are getting much-deserved raises, ranging from a $1.50 an hour in Washington state and New Mexico to 10 cents an hour in Florida.
By Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa
Published in the Detroit News, Jan. 1, 2020
Today, America begins a very important year in its existence. Over the next 11 months, voters will decide who they want to lead this country and what they want its future to look like. The process will be tumultuous. But it is a critical decision that will have long-lasting implications for all who call this great nation home.
(WASHINGTON) – The fiscal year 2020 omnibus spending bill approved by Congress this week provides resources for many critical investments that better the lives of working Americans, but also misses the mark by not including a broad fix for the nation’s faltering multiemployer pension plans.
Organizing workers to join a union is not an easy job. Companies will go to extreme lengths to quash any such efforts. And the law, as a new report by the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) explains, is merely an inconvenience for many.
WASHINGTON/LAVAL, QC) – Teamsters in both the United States and Canada are coming out in support of the new NAFTA following changes to the agreement made by Democrats in Congress.
The Teamsters Union has long opposed the North American Free Trade Agreement. Teamsters jobs are tied to trade and our members have suffered the impact of the original NAFTA for more than a quarter century. Teamsters want trade, but it has to be fair trade that puts working people and their families first.
In this special edition of the Teamster Nation Podcast, hear what six 2020 presidential contenders had to say about pensions, collective bargaining and fair trade when asked by members and retirees themselves during the Teamsters 2020 Presidential Candidates Forum in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.