A Chorus of Opposition in North Carolina

Nearly 400 active and retired Teamsters attended a Greensboro meeting on proposed Central States pension cuts hosted by Kenneth Feinberg, of the U.S. Treasury Department. As at prior town hall meetings in Columbus and Milwaukee, Feinberg was met with a chorus of opposition to the cuts. 

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Tommy Burke, a retired UPS Teamster from Fayetteville (pictured), spoke to the lack of transparency when it comes to Central States finances over the years and questioned whether the Central States numbers could be trusted. Burke called on Feinberg and the Treasury Department to extensively review any numbers included in the Central States “rescue plan” submission.

Burke is an active leader in the North Carolina Committee to Protect Pensions – a committee, like many others around the country, that is organizing to protect the hard-earned pensions that support 200,000 families. 


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  • followed this page 2016-10-19 11:47:52 -0400
  • commented 2016-01-24 13:49:31 -0500
    The meeting with Ken Feinberg has been cancel due to the winter storm out east. Will post when a new date come available.
  • commented 2016-01-19 23:00:46 -0500
    Just a small correction on the address, 300 Washington Avenue South East. Bus services down to coffman union will be provide from local 120 . Any question please call 612-669-4610. AND TO ALL CONSOLIDATED FREIGHTWAYS RETIREES GET OFF YOUR ASS AND SHOW UP. MICHAEL.
  • commented 2016-01-19 11:03:35 -0500
    To all Minnesota retirees, Ken Feinberg of the Treasury Department will be in Minneapolis at Coffman union on the university of Minnesota campus 300 Washington SE. Monday January 25 , time 4 to 6 pm for more info call local 120 or Minnesota committee to protect pensions 612-669-4610
  • commented 2016-01-19 11:03:35 -0500
    To all Minnesota retirees, Ken Feinberg of the Treasury Department will be in Minneapolis at Coffman union on the university of Minnesota campus 300 Washington SE. Monday January 25 , time 4 to 6 pm for more info call local 120 or Minnesota committee to protect pensions 612-669-4610
  • commented 2016-01-19 11:03:35 -0500
    To all Minnesota retirees, Ken Feinberg of the Treasury Department will be in Minneapolis at Coffman union on the university of Minnesota campus 300 Washington SE. Monday January 25 , time 4 to 6 pm for more info call local 120 or Minnesota committee to protect pensions 612-669-4610
  • commented 2016-01-17 14:40:32 -0500
    how do we ask feinberg a question tomorrow when they have another town hall meeting at 3
  • commented 2016-01-17 06:41:55 -0500
    Maybe we need a different approach, it seems strange to me that our voices aren’t being heard as well as some people protesting issues. Perhaps we need a Teamster retiree militia? Those people in Oregon seem to get a lot more media attention than we get?

    It’s odd that a bunch of mostly healthy looking working age people can take over a federal site and not face the same punishment or consequences as we would have if we struck? Wildcatted during our working years? Don’t they have like? real jobs? That require them to show up, work as long as their boss tells them to? even if they don’t want to?

    It also seems odd that if all men are created equal? Congress can shut down the government and still receive their pay, but we who have worked for 30-40 years can get our retirement cut in half? That is Unconstitutional? Not really, those fat cats made sure they were guaranteed their benefits!

    Perhaps we can take over the house or senate cafeteria? No guns of course on a federal site, unlike some that seem to pull that off? If that militia can demand the sale of public lands? Perhaps we can demand politicians donate their campaign contributions to fund our full pensions?

    Now I am too disabled to return to work, well except perhaps as a mattress tester, and too disabled to lead the charge, but if someone want to use the concept? Please reserve a Teamster militia name for me? giveme dat I worked for it!
  • commented 2016-01-15 22:12:06 -0500
    It is great to see that Tommy Burke is still sticking up for Teamsters even as a retiree.
  • commented 2016-01-15 15:08:21 -0500
    Burke has been at that mic for over 20 years beating the drum about the crisis we are dealing with today. How would things be different today if he had been
    Listened to then?
  • commented 2016-01-15 11:02:13 -0500
    WHY were we not informed Mr. Feinberg was going to be in PEORIA ILLINOIS yesterday?
    Who DROPPED THE BALL???
  • commented 2016-01-13 12:00:55 -0500
    go get em BOYS !!!!!! PILFURING BASTARDS…..
  • commented 2016-01-13 11:29:08 -0500
    I agree with Tom Rivard we need a meeting in Detroit to see where we stand and what is and can be done. Let’s get a proactive asap.
  • commented 2016-01-12 16:25:11 -0500
    Is there going to be a meeting in Detroit ?
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