Pension Movement Makes News at Republican Debate

Pension cuts got a hearing outside yesterday's Republican presidential debate thanks to Bob Amsden and other Teamster activists from the Wisconsin Committee to Protect Pensions. 


These dedicated Teamsters rallied to get media exposure for the fight to stop pension cuts for Central States Teamsters. A number of Michigan Teamster pension activists made the trip for the rally. They were joined by other activists backing the Fight for 15 campaign and a range of causes.

Amsden was interviewed by two television stations and reporters from various media were also on hand. Check out the Wisconsin Committee to Protect Pensions facebook page for more details.

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  • Stephanie McAllister
    followed this page 2016-10-31 15:10:44 -0400
  • Tom Dolyniuk
    commented 2015-11-17 17:20:14 -0500
    Justin, you are spot on! True, complaining about the cuts may lead to sympathy, results and action is what is needed. In other words MONEY. I mentioned a longshot of possibly using Teamster Health and Welfare money from Central States to subsidize the pensions, since portions of Nyhans (692k) and other’s salaries come from there. Taxpayer money seems to be the only solution, and that would just set precedence. Central States is one of the biggest multiempolyer funds and needs about 20 billion if there are to be no cuts. Collectively , other pension funds maybe 60 billion underfunded. Does anybody really think that the common taxpayer is ok with a bailout?
  • Scott Kendall
    commented 2015-11-16 19:40:46 -0500
    It’s not enough to just cry “don’t cut pensions” or “protect pension.” They need to scream and protest for what they really want…a bailout by the taxpayers. Unless they want to bankrupt what companies are left, take even MORE than the 60% of pensions now being diverted to orphaned pensioners away from active members, the only other source of cash is the taxpayers.

    Say Wall St. got a bailout, say the banks got a bailout, now demand retired ex-unionized workers sitting around on Lazy Boys should get one too? See how that goes over. Now you maybe can understand why the law was written.
  • Le Goans
    commented 2015-11-13 21:04:01 -0500
    Well done Bob, Dale and WCPP and also members of the ILLINOIS and Michigan CPP’s that rallied that night!
  • Michael Berbari
    commented 2015-11-12 06:28:06 -0500
    Thank You Teamsters Brothers and Sisters for doing such a great job of showing your beliefs and support. Thank You, We ALL have to get involved, don’t rely on others to do your work, get out there and be heard.
  • Michael Trotter
    commented 2015-11-11 22:32:49 -0500
  • Michael Schaffer
    commented 2015-11-11 17:56:37 -0500
    Outstanding…Now what are the rest of yinz gonna do ! Make your voice heard…Retired join TDU we can use the support…
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