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See below for Joint Council 16 policy statements that outline our position on major legislation and policy proposals affecting working people.
A legal, strongly-regulated, and unionized cannabis industry will be a step forward for New York. Our communities of color have been criminalized through drug enforcement for decades. Workers from these communities should be the first to benefit from Read More >>
Teamsters Joint Council 16 and its 120,000 members in and around New York City strongly stand in opposition to A7753/S4975 which would set back and provide exemptions for companies treating newspaper delivery drivers as independent Read More >>
Teamsters Joint Council 16 and its 120,000 members in and around New York City, including 300 horse carriage drivers, support the bill recently introduced by Assembly Member Pretlow (A7928) which would place the operation of Read More >>
The Teamsters Joint Council 16, representing approximately 120,000 hardworking men and women in New York State, strongly and unequivocally supports ‘An act to amend the education law, in relation to certain contracts regarding bus drivers Read More >>