Don’t Let Congress Pull a Secret Deal - Stop the Pension Composite Bill

John Kline, the Minnesota congressman that snuck through the Multiemployer Pension Reform Act (MEPRA) as part of the omnibus spending bill in 2014, is at it again. MEPRA allowed Central States and other Funds in “critical status” to propose drastic cuts to earned benefits. 


Now a new bill, affecting hundreds of thousands of additional earned pensions, could be pushed through Congress as early as this Wednesday, December 7. The Pension Rights Center has set up a link on their website to make it easy for you, your family, and other retirees to contact their representatives in Congress to oppose this ill-conceived proposal. 

Before hundreds of thousands – or millions – of workers have their pensions slashed, we demand open Congressional hearings, not a back-room deal to sneak a bill onto the budget without a single vote ever taken on it.  See this letter from Senator Al Franken of Minnesota on this dirty deal, calling for an open debate and vote.

The Minnesota Committee to Protect Pensions held a meeting of nearly 400 in St. Paul this past Saturday. They plan to hold a protest this coming Saturday, December 10, at John Kline’s Burnsville, Minnesota office.  

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  • commented 2016-12-07 00:00:08 -0500
    How dare you without giving back ALL the perks you get as a Congressman.

    Its time we the people stood up against this kind of abuse of power.
  • commented 2016-12-06 22:34:36 -0500
    no to. the pension composite bill. no back room deals .
  • commented 2016-12-06 20:33:22 -0500
    Do not let congress pass the pension composite bill.
  • commented 2016-12-06 17:14:00 -0500
    Do not let Congress touch our pensions. We are starving now.
  • commented 2016-12-06 17:06:19 -0500
    Stop taking my hard earned money and then cutting NY pension and social security. You are a greedy, selfish SOB.
  • commented 2016-12-06 17:06:18 -0500
    Stop taking my hard earned money and then cutting NY pension and social security. You are a greedy, selfish SOB.
  • commented 2016-12-06 16:30:44 -0500
    Mind your own dam business Kline your not the one who worked and sweated and paid into my pension for 20 years you prick
  • commented 2016-12-06 10:43:12 -0500
    No bill or law concerning pensions unless our Representative’s pensions are included
  • commented 2016-12-05 22:42:06 -0500
    Hell yeah, i like the POST but i sure dont like the issue. THANK all who has dedicated time to this effort, and attempt to doing something concerning this shaky- shady deal. Im tooold and tired to do much, however i did attend several mtgs last fall, inc. 1 at Col. Oh. where 6-700 of us met with Ken Fineberg from the Treasury Dept. guess i spelled his name wrong, but we still met w/him. Thanks Again, gordon davis re-tired from Brotherhood of Teamsters International
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