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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Listening to Retiree Voices on Proposed Pension Cuts

Last fall, I wrote about the Central States Pension Plan’s application to the Treasury Department to reduce pension benefits. This application is the result of a change in the law set forth by Congress in the Kline Miller Multi employer Pension Reform Act of 2014.

North Carolina – Teamsters take it to Congressional Offices

Retirees in North Carolina are not just mad, they’re active. This past weekend they were at the courthouse, they were at the office of Rep. Patrick McHenry, and while others were at the offices of Renee Ellmers.

Hundreds Rally to Save Pensions at the Minnesota Capitol

The Minnesota state capitol was flooded with hundreds of Teamsters and allies to protect pensions and retirement security.

Teamsters and Retirees Coordinate “March Madness” Actions

On March 10, close to 100 Teamster retirees and active members marched on YRC headquarters in Overland Park, Kansas, calling on the company to return to full pension contribution payments to the Central States Pension Fund. 

Indiana Congressmen Targeted for Support in Fort Wayne

Retired Teamsters converged on the E Ross Adair Federal building in Fort Wayne, Indiana on Tuesday calling for their Congressional representatives Dan Coats (R-IN), Martin Stutzman (R-IN) and Senator Joe Donnelly (D-IN) to support them in a call for the U.S. Treasury Secretary to reject proposed pension cuts by Central States. 

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