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Pension Rights Center Calls for Action on Proposed Senate Resolutions

The Pension Rights Center has issued a letter opposing proposed Senate resolutions that will halt millions of private sector workers from saving for retirement. Many states have passed legislation that allows for low-cost savings plans for employees who do not have access to a pension or a 401(k). The Senate resolutions would overturn a Department of Labor rule that allows cities and states to enable employers to offer low-cost savings plans. 

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Monday's the Day

A Letter from John Palmer—With your support, Teamsters United won the vote in the U.S. against Hoffa-Hall and elected six International Union Vice Presidents. We will take the oath of office this Monday, March 20.

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Hot Tips for Stewards: FMLA Info, Goodbye to Obama "blacklisting" rule, NLRB Changes Strike Rule

The March 2017 update from Work Rights Press covers three timely topics.

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New England Pension Fund: Critical Status

The notice of critical status addressed to 72,000 participants in the New England Teamsters Pension Fund dropped a potential bombshell: the Fund’s Actuary certified to the Department of Labor that the plan is “critical and declining” and thus could possibly be subject to cuts for retirees and active Teamsters.

 

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What is a “Hybrid” Pension Plan?

Under the "Hybrid" model, the Pension Fund sets up two departments: the traditional pension model and the new one with no employer liability.

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Playing Politics at UPS

Hoffa and Sean O’Brien announced new appointments for the Teamster Package Division. You’ll never guess what they all have in common…

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UPS Saturday Deliveries

UPS is implementing Tuesday to Saturday work schedules for package drivers in test markets across the country. What do the contract and IBT have to say? Teamsters are looking for answers.

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