Lichtenwald Resigns as Central States Trustee

Bill Lichtenwald, under fire after a blistering report by the Independent Review Board (IRB) on his conduct as president of the Ohio Conference of Teamsters, has resigned as a Trustee of the Central States Pension Fund. Many members and retirees say “good riddance!”

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Reportedly, the US Department of Labor, after studying the IRB report, called for his resignation. As recently as a week ago, Lichtenwald traveled to meetings in Cincinnati, Dayton and Columbus, Ohio to tell members the virtues of the pension cut plan.

Lichtenwald may have set a record for shortest tenure: he assumed the position on March 3 of this year.

The Central Region Review Board, which consists of one Teamster leader from each of the 11 states of the Central Region, will now choose a replacement Trustee.  Reportedly Gary Dunham, the secretary treasurer of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Local 238, will get the post. 

 

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