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Teamsters: Defeat of Amendments to Repeal Excise Tax an Attack on Middle Class

(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the defeat of two amendments offered in committee to the American Health Care Act (AHCA) that would have permanently repealed the “Cadillac Tax” which imposes a 40 percent tax on high quality health care plans starting in 2025.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.

Teamsters: AHCA Must Repeal, Not Delay the "Cadillac Tax"

(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.

Teamsters Endorse Michael Blake for DNC Vice-Chair

(WASHINGTON) – The following is a statement by Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa:

“Today, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters proudly endorses Assembly Member Michael Blake in his bid for Vice-Chair of the Democratic National Committee. Blake is committed to strengthening the Democratic Party by cultivating candidates for office, training staff to identify and engage community leaders and develop permanent programs to reenergize the party.

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