April 14 Rally to Protect Pensions

Teamsters from as far away as Houston, Tampa, and Omaha will join over a thousand from North Carolina, Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin and countless other states as retirees, Teamsters, and allies converge on Washington for a rally at the Capitol to call on the Treasury Department to reject proposed cuts by Central States and demand that Congress protect our earned pensions. 

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“We know the importance of this fight to defend our retirement security, said Tim Pagel, YRC driver in Houston Local 988. “Our busload is making the long trip because they understand we need to make our voices heard. We earned every penny of our pensions and it’s time Treasury and Congress step up and do what’s right for the little guys and gals that make this country work.”

Pagel is one of hundreds of pension activists building a grassroots army.

Speakers scheduled for the rally include Karen Friedman from the Pension Rights Center, and Rita Lewis, the widow of Butch Lewis – a long time Teamster leader in Cincinnati Local 100. Congressional representatives and Teamster officials will speak as well.  

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  • Stephanie McAllister
    followed this page 2016-08-23 08:30:53 -0400
  • David Thayer Sr.
    commented 2016-04-24 18:25:26 -0400
    Does anyone know why non of this is in the news or on the television news. It has never been mentioned i would think that something that will affect tens of thousands of famalies would be in the news.
  • ray turner
    commented 2016-04-23 19:42:07 -0400
    Thank you all who can go and protest it is an organized group of people who are trying to steal from us
  • Denny Mcgrew
    commented 2016-04-14 11:01:32 -0400
    I already know what it is like to loose on our hard earned pension.CSPF and our government unjustly took 55% of our hard earned 37 year pension a total of $85,483.00 since july 1st 2011.I retired in 2010 with 35 years at roadway and 2 years at YRCW because of a disability, I know how bad it hurts. This shouldn’t happen to any of us that earned there pension. i’m glad to see TDU,AARP,PENSION RIGHTS and others are there to fight for all of us.I’ve already paid dearly and they want to take more. again thanks to everyone fighting in washington DC for all of us because there wasn’t anybody and i mean anybody back in 2011 to help me.
    Denny McGrew
  • Michael Trotter
    commented 2016-04-14 10:44:29 -0400
    PHOTO OPPORTUNITY, THAT ALL IT IS .
  • David Thayer Sr.
    commented 2016-04-14 09:52:02 -0400
    Why is hoffa going to be there.he doesnt care about our pensions. As long as there is money there for his salary and bonuses and pension thats all he cares about and every word from his mouth will be a lie
  • Michael Trotter
    commented 2016-04-11 20:55:52 -0400
    AMEN TO THAT,
  • Le Goans
    commented 2016-04-11 20:30:46 -0400
    The administration of ERISA is divided among the DOL, the IRS of the Dept. of the Treasury and the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation. The CSPF is protected by the provisions of ERISA that prevent enormous investment losses. The CSPF became severely underfunded while under government supervision, one of the main reasons being enormous investment losses. Government appointed banks are guilty of losing many $billions of CSPF retirement money. Bottom line: The government and the banks owe the the participants their retirements.
  • Le Goans
    commented 2016-04-11 20:27:02 -0400
    The administration of ERISA is divided among the DOL, the IRS of the Dept. of the Treasury and the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation. The CSPF is protected by the provisions of ERISA that prevent enormous investment losses. The CSPF became severely underfunded while under government supervision, one of the main reasons being enormous investment losses. Government appointed banks lost are guilty of losing many $billions of CSPF retirement money. Bottom line: The government and the banks owe the the participants their retirements.
  • Michael Trotter
    commented 2016-04-11 20:14:57 -0400
    WHEN 1:30 PM APRIL 14 SEE YOU THERE MICHAEL. INFO 507-403-3061 UNTIED WE STAND DIVIDED WE FALL.
  • Michael Trotter
    commented 2016-04-11 20:10:39 -0400
    TELL JOHN KLINE WHAT YOU THINK ABOUT HIS PEARL HARBOR ATTACK ON OUR PENSION. THURSDAY, APRIL 14 WEST BURNSVILLE PARKWAY JUST EAST OF 35W FOR MORE INFO CALL507-403-3061
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