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.

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Pension and Benefits Newswire


Protect Earned Pensions

AARP
01/07/2014

With 10,000 people turning 65 every day, our nation should be doing everything possible to protect the pensions of those who have worked hard their entire lives and are counting on those benefits during their retirement years. Instead, pensions are increasingly coming under attack — for those still in the workforce, and for people who are already retired and living on the pensions they have earned.

Time to Defend Our Pensions

January 3, 2014: Major changes to federal pension laws will be considered by Congress in 2014. Teamster members, along with the AARP and the Pension Rights Center, are organizing to defend your right to your pension.

Central States Pension Financial Update

December 2, 2013: The Central States Pension Fund had $17.8 billion in assets as of June 30, 2013, which is the same amount it had at the start of the year.

Time for Action to Save our Pensions

November 21, 2013: Growing opposition to a proposal to allow multi-employer pension plans to slash already-earned benefits has forced a delay in its introduction into Congress. That opposition needs to grow stronger, into a grassroots movement to save our pensions and develop a positive alternative plan to the cuts.

Union and retiree pressure mounting against multiemployer pension fund reform

Pensions and Investments
10/29/2013
A package of reform proposals to help the most troubled multiemployer pension funds is running into more opposition from some union and retiree advocates.
 
At a hearing held Tuesday by the House Education and the Workforce Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions to consider possible legislation, members of the Retirement Security Review Commission discussed their reform proposals, which would allow for reduced benefits for future and possibly current retirees in the most troubled pension funds.
 
Those cuts are now opposed

Opposition Grows to Bill to Allow Pension Cuts

UPDATED October 29, 2013: Opposition to the proposal to amend pension law to allow retirees' pensions to be cut is growing and gaining force to slow down this train wreck and allow consideration of other options.

Defending Union Health Benefits

October 17, 2013: Hoffa and Hall have lied to members about our contracts and healthcare. But in the fight to protect our benefits, we shouldn't turn against union health plans.

Hoffa and Obamacare

October 17, 2013: Hoffa drew headlines when he declared that Obamacare would make union plans "unsustainable." It's another way that bungling by the Hoffa-Hall administration has hurt Teamster healthcare.

The War on Pensions Goes Federal

October 16, 2013: Former Teamster Alex Adams is one of the hundreds of thousands of retirees whose benefits could be slashed if Congress passes legislation to restructure the laws governing multi-employer pension plans.

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