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Hoffa: Senate’s Failure to Address DACA Leaves Lives of Thousands of Kids in Limbo

(WASHINGTON) – The following is a statement from Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa about the Senate’s failure yesterday to approve legislation that would have created a pathway to citizenship for as many as 1.8 million “Dreamers” brought to the U.S. by their parents as children who face the threat of deportation next month if Congress doesn’t act.

Teamsters Support Creation of Bipartisan House-Senate Committee to Solve Pension Crisis

(WASHINGTON) – The Teamsters Union applauds today’s announcement of the formation of a bipartisan, House-Senate Joint Select Committee to find a solution to the nation’s growing pension crisis which could threaten the retirement security of as many as 1.5 million active and retired workers. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) secured the formation of the committee as part of the budget compromise announced today.

They thought they were the lucky ones — truck drivers and warehouse workers who counted themselves among the dwindling number of Americans still guaranteed a private pension.

But that promise of a monthly check, once considered ironclad, is now in doubt for more than a million retirees and older workers nationwide, including tens of thousands in Massachusetts and neighboring states. Their underfunded pension plans are creeping toward insolvency, putting benefits they earned over the course of a career at risk of being cut or even eliminated.

Rep. Neal Joins Active & Retired Teamsters to Fight for Pension Legislation

(BOSTON) – Today, U.S. Rep. Richard E. Neal (D-MA) joined active and retired members of Teamsters Local 122 in Boston, Mass. for a press conference at the union’s hall in support of H.R.4444, the Rehabilitation for Multiemployer Pensions Act, legislation that will assist pension plans facing insolvency. Rep. Neal is the lead sponsor of the legislation that was introduced in Congress on Nov. 16, 2017.

NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico — Raúl García Miranda wants Carlos Flores’s job. Mr. Flores doesn’t think he deserves it.

The two men haul goods that travel from Mexico into the United States. Both come from a Mexican border town infested with drug cartels. But Mr. Flores got out.

He became a United States citizen, giving him the right to drive through the American heartland and earn good money delivering washing machines and broccoli sent from Mexico. Mr. Miranda, a Mexican national, doesn’t have that option. He can make only short trips, back and forth across the border, from a lot on the southern side to truck lots 24 miles to the north.

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