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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Minnesota House Rep Stands By Teamster Pension Activists

Congressman Rick Nolan (D-MN) has invited Sherman Liimatainen, the Vice President and Treasurer of the National United Committee to Protect Pensions (NUCPP), to sit beside him when President Trump addresses Congress for the first time this evening. Nolan stated, “Make no mistake, there are powerful forces trying to do away with people’s pensions, and we will continue to fight them on every front…” 

Central States Third Quarter Report: $15.7 Billion Assets

The 3rd quarter 2016 Independent Special Counsel Report shows that the Central States Pension Fund had $15.7 billion in assets of as September 30, 2016. This is down $400 million since the start of 2016, but up $100 million in the third quarter, due to a good run (5.3% gain for the quarter) in stock holdings and also in bond holdings (2.3%). 

Missouri Pension Activists Protest "Right-to-Work"

Teamsters from the Missouri-Kansas City Committee to Protect Pensions rallied this week in Jefferson City, Missouri against "right-to-work" legislation.

The Fight to Protect Pensions in New York State

The New York Times today has a feature report on the fight to stop pension cuts in the Teamster Upstate New York Pension Fund, led by brother Mark Greene, a UPS Teamster in Local 294.

Pension Action Turns Back Composite Bill

Fast action by pension committees and our allies has beat-back a pension cut bill in Congress.

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