Local Actions Point to April 14 Washington DC Rally

Retired Teamsters, their families and allies assembled at state capitols in Madison, Wisconsin; Des Moines, Iowa and Jefferson City, Missouri last week to focus attention on the impact proposed Central States pension cuts could have on local economies and Congressional districts. 

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This theme will continue to be the focus when active and retired Teamsters descend on Washington, D.C. for a rally to demand pension protection scheduled for Thursday, April 14.

At the Des Moines action, Mary Packett, the daughter of a retired Roadway Teamster, said, “You have to fight, this is the fight of your lives.” Packett, a leader of the Nebraska/Iowa Committee to Protect Pensions, represents the spirit of many grassroots activists and Pension Protection Committees that have been organizing against the cuts. These Teamsters and many more will be in Washington to carry the fight to Congress and call on our representatives to insist the U.S. Treasury Secretary reject the Central States proposal. 

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  • followed this page 2016-09-07 11:55:03 -0400
  • commented 2016-04-10 18:13:14 -0400
    I am so grateful that TDU, Pension Rights, AARP, and others are a major voice on fighting these devastating cuts to our hard earned pensions. I personally know what it is like to have your pension cut. In 2010 I retired from roadway express with a 37 year pension and in 2011 CSPF unjustly cut my pension and there was no one to help me. CSPF blamed it on the government Everybody said it’s to bad for me and that i’m one that fell through the cracks. I don’t want to see cuts happen to anybody, we earned it . It’s sad to think that some people get rewarded with raises and bonus checks for doing such a bad job and I have lost over $87000 dollars. So thanks to TDU, PENSION RIGHTS, AARP, and everybody that is fighting hard against these cuts. Denny McGrew
  • commented 2016-04-08 16:25:08 -0400
    What can those of us unable to attend the rally do to add our commentary to the attendees?
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