Indiana Congressmen Targeted for Support in Fort Wayne

Retired Teamsters converged on the E Ross Adair Federal building in Fort Wayne, Indiana on Tuesday calling for their Congressional representatives Dan Coats (R-IN), Martin Stutzman (R-IN) and Senator Joe Donnelly (D-IN) to support them in a call for the U.S. Treasury Secretary to reject proposed pension cuts by Central States. 

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Chanting “hands off our pensions” and bearing signs stating “We earned our pensions,” the crowd of 30 made their voices heard to defend retirement security.

Glenn Nicodemus, a retired USF Holland driver and one organizer of the action, stated, “Teamsters are a kind of canary in the mineshaft, if they can take away our promised pension benefits, other Funds will line up to do the same thing.”

The Fort Wayne rally was the first action in a series of events unfolding in coming days. Actions are slated for Kansas City, St. Paul, Detroit, Columbus, and other locales across the areas covered by the Central States Pension Fund. 


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  • Stephanie McAllister
    followed this page 2016-10-19 11:47:35 -0400
  • Gary Chandler
    commented 2016-03-10 19:14:54 -0500
    as one of the many people there that day I say Thanks! We need all the support we can get….I hope our Rep Marlin Stutzman shows us he really is on our side with action …also senator Joe Donnelly…We need action…Tell us how you really are going to help us!
  • Duane Jenkins
    commented 2016-03-10 14:36:26 -0500
    At least your congressmen are still in session. Il congressmen needed to take a month off because they think they are overworked.
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