Opinion

Hoffa: Overworking truckers is dangerous

Posted: June 10, 2015 Source: Jim Hoffa, The Detroit News ighways across Michigan and the U.S. have become increasingly dangerous for motorists. And that will only get worse if Congress approves a transportation spending bill that effectively keeps the suspension of rules in place that allow truck drivers to work longer hours, that permits larger […]

Hoffa: What America needs from its trade pacts

Posted: May 13, 2015 Source: James P. Hoffa, The Detroit News he U.S. Senate has decided, for now, not to put the Trans-Pacific Partnership on the fast track. That’s a good thing. This issue deserves a full debate. Fast track trade authority is would allow bad trade pacts like the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) to sail […]

Hoffa: ‘Walking Man’ Not Alone In His Struggles

Posted: February 11, 2015 Source: Teamster.org By Teamsters General President James P. Hoffa Published in the Detroit News, February 11, 2015 ometimes real life can seem like a movie. Such is the case with James Robertson, the 56-year-old Detroit man who walked 21 miles roundtrip to his factory job in Rochester Hills each day after […]

Hoffa: Obama should bend on Keystone Pipeline

Posted: January 15, 2015 Source: James P. Hoffa, The Detroit News resident Barack Obama came to Michigan last week to shine a light on how the federal government’s auto bailout helped secure a brighter economic future for state residents and all Americans. His visit was part of a broader effort by the administration to discuss […]

Hoffa: Keystone Pipeline Would Boost Middle Class

Posted: December 10, 2014 Source: Teamster.org By Teamsters General President James P. Hoffa Published in the Detroit News, December 10, 2014 obs might not be in such short supply like they once were in Michigan and elsewhere. But good-paying jobs still are. That’s why the Teamsters support the Keystone XL pipeline project that would allow North […]

James Hoffa: Walmart Needs To Show More Thanks For Its Workers

Posted: November 25, 2014 Source: James P. Hoffa, Huffington Post hanksgiving Day is a holiday where family and friends gather together and express gratitude for everything in their lives. But those who work at Walmart have little to be thankful for, at least when it comes to their employment. At a time when income inequality […]