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!”


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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  • Stephanie McAllister
    followed this page 2016-10-21 10:14:01 -0400
  • vishal
    commented 2016-02-25 07:46:44 -0500
  • jay perry
    commented 2016-01-14 11:20:43 -0500
    and as a PSS >>> I AM also a Deputy Sheriff …. So to ALL those Haters ,,, Death Threats to a Deputy Sheriff is a FEDERAL FELONY ……. And I am Dug in Deeply with True Americans in Positions of Power to Avenge my untimely demise
  • jay perry
    commented 2016-01-14 11:16:40 -0500
    As a P.S. to my tele conference MY Comments have been emailed to EVERY CONGRESSMAN & SENATOR " they ALL CONSPIRED , Congress , WALL STREET , IBT , Treasury the Dept of Labor , The PBGT and of course our Gen. President HOFFA and The Board of Trustees ! In 1 simple step I was able to prove to Special Master Ken Feinberg of Treasury ,,,FRAUD CONSPIRACY COLLUSION VOTER FRAUD & VOTER INTIMIDATION , FALSE & HIDDEN INACCURATE NUMBERS TO willfully and intentionally DeFraud The Pension fund to meet the criteria for Application FOR REDUCTION OF THE CSPF ….UPS Bruce Trojack and his legal team have written 100;s of pages of WHY their actions Do not meet the regulations for APPLICATION ! Hoffa & the Trustees & United States government ARE ALL IN ON THE GREST HOFFA PENSION HEIST OF 2016 . It was Socio – Economically Engineered to FAIL
  • jay perry
    commented 2016-01-14 10:49:54 -0500
    My Source has been University of Missouri at Kansas City Research Head ( dept Head ) Michael Hudson School of Economics , One Brilliant man , I took his coursework . He has a You Tube video where he explains The Great HOFFA Pension Heist of 2016 . I an waist DEEP in This Fight For OUR Lives ! Since my conference call on Monday ( Ken Feinberg of Treasury ) I have had 2 DEATH threats ! As I posed Questions to Special Master Ken Feinberg that he side stepped ! The ENTIRE rank & file Voting Process was written to FAIL . IBT has interfered with retiree info ( Voter Intimidation & Voter Fraud ) and Told by my old Local in Kansas City to " NOT give out ANY info to cause Opposition " to the Reduction of The Fund . Brothers and Sisters THIS IS THE DEATH OF THE AMERICAN MIDDLE CLASS , * watch Professor Michael Hudsons review of the actual cause of The Death of U.S. MIDDLE CLASS ! : Under The Hudson Report " posted under The Real New " youtube , Pensions of Union Workers Cut in Federal Budget The Real News Channel . IF any of my Brothers & Sisters are not yet convinced that WE were set up to Fail this video explains it all !
    May the GOD of Heaven and Earth Creator of All Have Mercy on the Their Corrupt souls !
  • Michael Walden
    commented 2016-01-13 15:14:40 -0500
    I would really like to connect with Jay Perry. I have questions.
  • jay perry
    commented 2016-01-07 04:31:21 -0500
    Slick Billy was over heard as saying " well somebody had to take the fall for the Hundreds of Millions of dollars Hoffa & The Trustees SWINDELED out of the Pension Fund in PayOffs to congressmen and Lobbyists and HUGE Bonus Union Officials got when retiring ,,,, and don’t worry about me ,,, Hoffa IS taking care of me financially ,,,BECAUSE THERE IS NO ACCOUNNTABILITY ,,, NO OVER SIGHT OF THE HUNDERDS OF MILLIONS ..WE… SWINDLED FROM THE FUND " as he was over heard laughing on his way to an undisclosed sunny Exotic Vacation spot .. same source says when Barry term is over HE will be added to the list of New Improved Trustees
  • Bradyfinley
    commented 2015-12-15 01:50:29 -0500
    a complete investigation including a independent audit of the CSPF should be done to find out where 20 billion dollars went! The trustees blame it on stock market losses but the west coast and east coast pension plans were in the SAME stock market!
  • Lori Essig
    commented 2015-12-14 19:15:52 -0500
    I just now read the IRB report and there should be a lot of people prosecuted. Lots of checks written for questionable expenses that there was no accounting or approval for. I can just imagine if that is how CSPF is run, there is exponentially more money lost in unaccounted and unapproved ways.
    Interesting read if you have time to do it. Just goes to show; not only does chit roll downhill, it also runs uphill.

    I hope they are in cells close to Bernie Madoff.
  • Mitzi Baker
    commented 2015-12-14 17:50:02 -0500
    How about John Anderson. He’d be a trusted source. Where is our choice in this?
  • Brady Finley
    commented 2015-12-14 17:43:51 -0500
    Hopefully Mr. Dunham will have the best interest of theTeamsters as a whole in mind in place of just himself like Lichtenwald!!
  • Paul Barron
    commented 2015-12-14 16:45:23 -0500
    Good riddance for sure, but sadly the damage to our pension fund was done long before his reign. What a disgrace to the Teamsters as a whole.
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