The Central States Pension Fund is in crisis. Time is running out while Hoffa plays PR games. The Teamsters Union needs to put its muscle behind a real plan to save our pensions for retirees and working Teamsters.
Chicago Teamster honcho John Coli has abruptly resigned as the Trustee of Local 710, just months before the trusteeship is slated to end in an election of officers. Nominations will be in September, and the election in October.
Retired Teamsters from the Midwest and the Northeast met with representatives of Senator Bernie Sanders’ staff as well as other Congressional Reps recently to review efforts in support of the Keep Our Pension Promises Act (KOPPA). In this video, some of these grassroots fighters, representative of our pension protection movement, offer their insight and inspiration. Watch it and join the movement to protect pensions for all American workers.
Recently appointed National Freight Director Ernie Soehl has chosen Cleveland Local 407 Vice President Mike Hienton as the Central Region Freight coordinator. He replaces Akron Local 24 President Travis Bornstein, who had worked under Tyson Johnson and Gordon Sweeton.
Fred Zuckerman and UPS Teamsters talked contract issues and made organizing plans to win a strong contract on a national conference call on June 10.
[Reposted from Teamsters United]
Nearly three years after imposing a trusteeship on Local 710, James Hoffa announced that an election will finally be held. The schedule calls for nominations in September 2017 to be followed by a local election in October.