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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April 14 Rally to Protect Pensions

Teamsters from as far away as Houston, Tampa, and Omaha will join over a thousand from North Carolina, Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin and countless other states as retirees, Teamsters, and allies converge on Washington for a rally at the Capitol to call on the Treasury Department to reject proposed cuts by Central States and demand that Congress protect our earned pensions. 

Local Actions Point to April 14 Washington DC Rally

Retired Teamsters, their families and allies assembled at state capitols in Madison, Wisconsin; Des Moines, Iowa and Jefferson City, Missouri last week to focus attention on the impact proposed Central States pension cuts could have on local economies and Congressional districts. 

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Were the watchdogs asleep when the Central States Fund was losing the money that belongs to our retirees and Teamsters? Read the MarketWatch Report “How the Teamsters Pension Disappeared More Quickly Under Wall Street than Under the Mob.

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The Central States Pension Fund’s Independent Special Counsel’s most recent quarterly report calls into question just how “independently” he functions. 

Central States Fund: $16.1 Billion

The Central States Pension Fund’s Financial and Analytical Report for year-end 2015 shows assets of $16.1 billion – up $200 million in the 4th quarter, but down nearly $1.8 billion for the year. 

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