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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Teamsters pension plan stuck in crisis

Dan Berman BenefitsPro July 22, 2013 View the original piece The plight of the Teamsters' Central States, Southeast & Southwest Pension Plan has been in the news lately and its prospects are not good. Documents filed at the end of 2012 by the Rosemont, Ill.-based fund show that its liabilities are almost double its assets – $34.9 billion vs. $17.8 billion. In short, the nation's largest multi-employer pension fund is also one of its most...

Opposition Needs to Grow Now

Opposition Needs to Grow NowCongressional Hearings Coming on New Pension Proposals June 7, 2013: A dangerous proposal that would change federal law to allow "deeply troubled" pension plans to slash the benefits of retirees could be introduced into Congress as soon as this summer. The time is now for opposition to eliminating the federal law known as the "anti-cutback rule." It is clear that the "deeply troubled" plans would include the Central States Pension Plan....

Brown Sees Green on Pensions

May 24, 2013: UPS will save billions in lower pension costs during the life of the new contract as the company reaps the financial rewards of pension deals in the Central and Southern Regions and New England. For the next five years, UPS will pay very substandard contributions in two of the largest pension plans covering more than 50,000 UPS Teamsters.  Under the new contract, UPS will actually reduce its pension contributions in New England...

Retirees Turn Out in Force

May 24, 2013: On April 14, some 3,000 retirees came to the union hall to hear an update from Al Nelson of the Central States Pension Fund. Many are concerned about the move by Central States and the Hoffa administration to pass a law which would eliminate the "anti-cutback" rule and allow Central States to cut existing pensions. "I am glad we had a meeting for retirees at Local 41 in Kansas City. Vic Terranella,...

Kansas City Teamsters Speak Out On Central States Pension Fund

April 16, 2013: Three thousand Teamsters, active and retired, headed to the union hall in Kansas City. What sparked the monster turnout and what does it say about Teamsters and our pensions? Over 250 people showed up at the Local 41 union meeting last Saturday. Another 3000 retirees showed up for a meeting that afternoon. What sparked this monster Teamster turnout? A report from Central States Pension Fund representatives, after TDU broke the news that...
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