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  • Make your voice heard. Contact TDU to find out how you can help get information to retirees and working Teamsters in your area.

“Under the new law, we have the right to vote on any proposed cuts. Our job is to organize for a solid NO vote to deliver to the Secretary of Treasury. He has the final say and he needs to see our strong opposition.
 
“Our NO vote can send a message to slow the process down. Alternatives to the proposed rescue plan need to be explored. We had NO voice when the law passed—we need to be heard now. $18 billion isn’t going away in the next month or the next year. The Secretary of Treasury has to stand up for us and tell Central States to rework their rescue plan.”
 
Willie Hardy, YRC Retiree, Local 667, Memphis

“Where’s Hoffa or any of our socalled Teamster leaders? This pension issue has been brewing for at least the last ten years and there’s been barely a peep out of any officer other than to tell us the Central States finances aren’t good. We saw IBT Vice President John Murphy in April when Central States met with officers. He walked through our rally and told us he and Hoffa stood with us. He said they would have a plan within two weeks. Well where is it?”
 
Tim Smith, YRC Retiree, Local 407, Cleveland

“We’re building a grassroots movement to defend our pensions. Getting informed and networking with others is key so we’ve set up a website and linked it to facebook pages for pension protection committees in Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, Tennessee, Missouri, Minnesota, Georgia and more. Our message is simple—we earned our pensions and are organizing to stop the theft of our paid-for retirement money.”
 
Dale Dobbs, YRC Retired, Local 200, Milwaukee
 

“We have to organize if we’re going to have any chance of protecting our pensions. We’ve hit a lot of the freight terminals and UPS buildings in Charlotte, Greensboro and Ashville. We’re putting info in Teamster hands. We’re getting them to sign the petition for an independent audit. We’re holding a meeting and got a speaker from the Pension Rights Center. We’re working  North Carolina and we need this fight to
spread.”
 
Wayne Turner, UPS Retired, Local 71, Charlotte

 


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