Butch Lewis

The pension protection bill is named in honor of Butch Lewis, who died in December 2015, and was an important leader in the pension protection movement. His widow, Rita Lewis, has carried on the fight and was a featured speaker at the Washington DC press conference.

Butch_Lewis.jpg

Rita has worked tirelessly in the past two years, and has spoken at rallies, press conferences, and testified at the U.S. Senate in 2016.

Butch was a Vietnam veteran, who survived a war injury that ended his baseball career. He wasn’t one to complain, however. He became a dedicated Teamster, a long time TDU member, and a caring person who never tooted his own horn.  

He believed in honest work and justice and put his beliefs into practice. He was a freight driver and steward for Holland Motor and was well-respected by his co-workers. He became a business agent, and later served a term as the President of Cincinnati Local 100.

Butch stood up for solidarity and democracy. He served on the TDU Steering Committee and ran for International Vice President on the 2006 Tom Leedham slate, working to bring integrity and solidarity to the Teamster leadership.

It is a fitting tribute to Butch Lewis that the pension protection bill be named in his honor.

 

Get Advice Join TDU Donate

Recent News

Your Rights If You’re Exposed to COVID-19 at Work

OSHA and CDC guidelines are clear about what management should do if someone in your workplace tests positive for COVID-19. Here's what to do if management isn’t following the rules. 

Real Deal or Another Empty Promise?

On a Teamster podcast, Package Division Director Denis Taylor claims he’s negotiated an agreement for Teamster drivers to get a UPS purchase order so they can buy PPE and critical safety supplies out on their routes. Is this a real agreement or another empty promise from the Hoffa administration?

View More News Posts