Kansas City Retirees "Ready to Rumble"

Over 170 retires met met at the Independence American Legion Post 21 to prepare themselves for the battle to protect their pensions. The meeting was hosted by the Missouri - Kansas City Committee to Protect Our Pensions. Local 41 (of which most of the retirees are life long members) refused to hold a pension meeting at their hall. 

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The tone and temperament of this meeting proved positively that these retires are ready, even anxious for a fight. Committee chair, Dave Scheidt said, "These guys are ready to rumble, we will have to get busy to keep them busy!" Representatives from the Bernie Sanders campaign were present and a letter from Bernie was read in support of their efforts.  

The next pension meeting is planed for October 29, at 1:00 PM at the same American Legion Post, unless the walls of the local come tumbling down when retires picket the local's next general membership meeting on October 10.


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  • John C. Anderson
    commented 2015-10-05 21:01:27 -0400
    Got my “LETTER” today, they claim that even though I retired in 2001 with 30.001 yrs paid that CF is an “Orphan Class” therefore my $3000 pension will be cut 60+% to $1179 !!! a Monthly lose of $1820…OK !!! Where and when are you guys meeting up, we can’t take this lyin’ down….Union Hall for General Meeting Oct. 10th… 10AM ??? American Legion hall Oct. 29th…I’ll be there …Wasn’t for TDU I would not even know what is going on…
  • Kurt Frischman
    commented 2015-09-26 02:59:00 -0400
    Well if one company YRC would pay their part of the pension that they are supposed to That would help a little. Instead they spend money on high paid Ceo and give their self bonuses in the millions every year on the backs of the Teamsters.
  • Michael Savwoir
    commented 2015-09-25 15:10:13 -0400
    Its our pension and we will fight for it!
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