Pension and Benefits

TDU in Action—Pension and Benefits
“TDU will support any fight launched by the International Union to defend our benefits. And we will continue to inform members so we can put pressure on the employers and on Hoffa, when necessary, to save and strengthen our benefits.”
K.W. Phillips, Roadway
Local 667, Memphis, Tenn.

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Pension Workshops: Our Rights, the Benefit Cuts and How We Can Beat Them
TDU brings together concerned Teamsters and pension experts to share information and build a movement to restore our benefits and strengthen them for the future.

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Pension and Benefits Newswire


Union and retiree pressure mounting against multiemployer pension fund reform

Pensions and Investments
10/29/2013
A package of reform proposals to help the most troubled multiemployer pension funds is running into more opposition from some union and retiree advocates.
 
At a hearing held Tuesday by the House Education and the Workforce Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions to consider possible legislation, members of the Retirement Security Review Commission discussed their reform proposals, which would allow for reduced benefits for future and possibly current retirees in the most troubled pension funds.
 
Those cuts are now opposed

Opposition Grows to Bill to Allow Pension Cuts

UPDATED October 29, 2013: Opposition to the proposal to amend pension law to allow retirees' pensions to be cut is growing and gaining force to slow down this train wreck and allow consideration of other options.

Defending Union Health Benefits

October 17, 2013: Hoffa and Hall have lied to members about our contracts and healthcare. But in the fight to protect our benefits, we shouldn't turn against union health plans.

Hoffa and Obamacare

October 17, 2013: Hoffa drew headlines when he declared that Obamacare would make union plans "unsustainable." It's another way that bungling by the Hoffa-Hall administration has hurt Teamster healthcare.

The War on Pensions Goes Federal

October 16, 2013: Former Teamster Alex Adams is one of the hundreds of thousands of retirees whose benefits could be slashed if Congress passes legislation to restructure the laws governing multi-employer pension plans.

The War on Pensions Goes Federal

In These Times
10/17/2013

Alex Adams, 71, worked in the trucking industry for 36 years before retiring in 2003. Five years later, Adams was diagnosed with cancer in his larynx and tonsils. As a result, he now takes food through a feeding tube and has to deal with a number of ongoing medical costs.

Teamsters Speak Out: "Don't Cut my Pension"

UPDATED Oct. 4, 2013: Teamsters whose pensions are in danger due to a new proposed law are speaking out. Some will make their presence known at the upcoming Oct. 10 Congressional hearing in Washington DC on the proposed law.

"We Earned Our Pensions"

After working 31 years, I thought I had a secure retirement. I wasn't planning on living it up but felt I could comfortably pay my bills on my monthly pension check.

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