Pension and Benefits

TDU in Action—Pension and Benefits
“TDU will support any fight launched by the International Union to defend our benefits. And we will continue to inform members so we can put pressure on the employers and on Hoffa, when necessary, to save and strengthen our benefits.”
K.W. Phillips, Roadway
Local 667, Memphis, Tenn.

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Pension Workshops: Our Rights, the Benefit Cuts and How We Can Beat Them
TDU brings together concerned Teamsters and pension experts to share information and build a movement to restore our benefits and strengthen them for the future.

Click here to learn more about setting up a pension workshop in your area.

Pension and Benefits Newswire


The War on Pensions Goes Federal

In These Times
10/17/2013

Alex Adams, 71, worked in the trucking industry for 36 years before retiring in 2003. Five years later, Adams was diagnosed with cancer in his larynx and tonsils. As a result, he now takes food through a feeding tube and has to deal with a number of ongoing medical costs.

Teamsters Speak Out: "Don't Cut my Pension"

UPDATED Oct. 4, 2013: Teamsters whose pensions are in danger due to a new proposed law are speaking out. Some will make their presence known at the upcoming Oct. 10 Congressional hearing in Washington DC on the proposed law.

"We Earned Our Pensions"

After working 31 years, I thought I had a secure retirement. I wasn't planning on living it up but felt I could comfortably pay my bills on my monthly pension check.

Defend America's Pensions: Union ad in USA Today

International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers
09/03/2013

The IAM cited “44 million reasons” to defend America’s pensions in a new full-page ad published in USA Today. The ad ran from Friday, August 30, 2013 to Labor Day, Monday, September 2, 2013.

UPS Drops Insurance Coverage for Spouses

The Washington Post
08/21/2013

Partly blaming the health law, United Parcel Service is set to remove thousands of spouses from its medical plan because they are eligible for coverage elsewhere.

Retirees Face Cuts in Pension Benefits

Kiplinger
08/19/2013

It's a basic tenet of federal pension law: Plans can't slash the benefits of people who have already retired. But the financial struggles of multiemployer pension plans are igniting a debate over that rule—and threatening to weaken fundamental protections for retirees.

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