Save Our Pensions Campaign

TDU is uniting Teamsters and retirees together to save our pensions. We won a major victory when the Treasury Department rejected the Central States pension cut plan. But more than 400,000 Teamsters and retirees still face the threat of cuts. We're fighting back. We worked our whole lives for our pensions—now we are working together to defend them. 

TDU has joined forces with AARP, other unions, the Pension Rights Center and labor allies to support pension reform legislation that will strengthen our pension funds and save our benefits.

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“Fix it! Fix it” Thousands Rally to Save Pensions

Thousands of unionists, most of them Mineworkers and Teamsters, but also workers from other unions and groups, rallied under a hot sun outside the Ohio State Capitol in Columbus on July 12 to demand that Congress take action to save workers’ earned pensions.

Giant Rally for Pension Protection

Some 10,000 union members, led by mine workers, Teamster retirees, and pension advocates rally in Columbus to urge passage of the Butch Lewis Act to protect hard-earned pensions. Speakers are calling on Congress to “do the right thing” to safeguard pensions for millions who did honest work, earned a pension, and could lose it due to no fault of their own.

Save Our Pensions Rally July 12 in Columbus, Ohio

Car caravans and busloads of active and retired Teamsters, Mineworkers and a range of allies will converge on Columbus, Ohio for a rally Thursday, July 12. Thousands are being mobilized by the pension action committees of the National United Committee to Protect Pensions.

Congressional Report on Central States: Retirees Need Help

The long-awaited Congressional Government Accountability Office (GAO) report on the Central States Pension Fund is out, and provides detailed background facts which support what TDU and the pension protection movement are saying.

Building the Pension Protection Movement

Mike Walden is the President of the National United Committee to Protect Pensions (NUCPP). He is a retired Roadway Express Teamster from Akron Local 24. The NUCPP is an organization of pension action committees spread throughout the Midwest, South and beyond.

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UPS Profits Rise; Sunday Delivery Will Start in January

The concessionary UPS contract that was rejected by UPS Teamsters isn’t doing much for the members, but it is paying off for management. In a flurry of press releases over the last 24 hours, UPS announced that profits are rising and the company will use lower-paid 22.4 drivers to make Sunday deliveries starting in January.

House to Vote This Week on Butch Lewis Act – Call Your Congressperson

HR 397 – The Butch Lewis Act is expected to be voted on in the House of Representatives on Wednesday, July 24. Teamsters and allies are asked to call their House representative and ask them to vote YES on the bill. Click here for The House switchboard directory. The National United Committee to Protect Pensions will have Teamster activists present in the House Chamber when votes are cast.

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