Teamsters Have New Rights to Pension Info

January 22, 2008: As of January 1, Teamsters in pension plans have new, expanded rights to obtain information from their pension fund.

The Pension Protection Act requires that participants have the right to obtain any periodic actuary report, any quarterly, semi-annual or annual financial report, and other documents.

Teamsters for a Democratic Union and the Pension Rights Center led the lobbying effort that won members these rights. These rights apply to both active and retired pension fund participants.

Teamsters who want to exercise their rights to get this information can contact TDU to obtain a model letter to send to your fund.

Because the law is new, it may take some time to sort out how these rights are implemented. TDU will work with Teamsters to ensure that they can get the information that they are entitled to.

Click here to send TDU a pension question.

Click here to request a model letter to send to your fund requesting financial information.


Be the first to comment

Please check your e-mail for a link to activate your account.
Get Advice Join TDU Donate

Recent News

Statement on Charlottesville

The events in Charlottesville have aroused the conscience of our country and the world. TDU condemns the racism and violence of white supremacists, neo-Nazis and the KKK, today and everyday. We stand in solidarity with the victims of the violence and their families. We are more determined than ever to fight racism by uniting all Teamsters for social and economic justice. Solidarity trumps hate.

Hoffa Refuses to Hold Executive Board Meetings

Teamster members elected a full General Executive Board last November. Now Hoffa refuses to hold regular meetings claiming that “past practice” dictates that he’s not required to hold GEB meetings. This is in direct violation of the Teamster Constitution, which specifically requires that the Board meet once in every quarter.

View More News Posts