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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"We Earned Our Pensions"

“We’re organizing a pension meeting for the Twin Cities. Retired Teamsters and those still working at freight companies, grocery warehouses, ready-mix, carhaul, and UPS want to know what’s going on and what they can do to protect their retirement. We’re organizing to get them the answers. We need others doing the same in their local areas.” Sam Karam, YRCLocal 120Minneapolis, MN I was going for 35 years and out. After 31 years, my union rep....

Tell Congress: Don't Cut Our Pensions!

UPDATED October 23, 2013: A Congressional hearing will be held to address pension issues Tuesday, October 29. Click here to tell your Senators and Congressional Representatives to vote NO on any plan to allow earned pensions to be cut. This site, sponsored by the Machinists Union, will allow you to send an email message right away to your Senators and Reps. Click here for a list of Congressional Reps on the Education and Workforce Committee who...

Writing Congress to Protect Your Pension

September 25, 2013: You can easily find the postal and email addresses for your Congressional Rep and U.S. Senators here.You can find the names of those on the Education and Workforce Committee here. Please send them copies of your letter.

Central States Pension and H&W Funds Financial Reports

September 12, 2013: The latest financial report (first quarter 2013) for the Central States Pension Fund is now available, and reflects assets of $18.3 billion as of March 31, 2013. This represents a $517 million gain in the first quarter, due to the big run-up in the stock market during that period. Since that time, the stock market leveled off, and bonds have done poorly, so the current balance is certainly lower. The fund relies...

Defend America's Pensions: Union ad in USA Today

International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers 03, 2013 View the original piece The IAM cited “44 million reasons” to defend America’s pensions in a new full-page ad published in USA Today. The ad ran from Friday, August 30, 2013 to Labor Day, Monday, September 2, 2013. To see a copy, click here. “More than 44 million American workers faithfully contributed part of their paychecks every week into U.S. pension funds based on the promise that...
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