Teamsters Call Out Congressman for Lack of Support

On March 17, nearly 50 retired and active Teamsters rallied outside the Jackson, Michigan congressional office of Tim Wahlberg (R-MI) to expose his lack of response in the call to defend his constituents’ retirement security. 

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Many of these Teamsters had raised the pension issue with Wahlberg at town hall meetings and in emails and letters over the past year. 

“Wahlberg has gone back and forth with us and has yet to take a stand against the cuts,” stated John Wilkinson, a retired Holland Teamster. “We decided to go public and expose his lack of support. We got some good local media coverage to make voters in the district know where he stands when it comes to protecting our hard-earned retirement.”


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  • Tom Saunders
    commented 2016-03-21 02:36:22 -0400
    the congressman also passed a bill that makes inside trading for themselves is legal if we were to get the same information we would go to jail they are all make a killing on the stock market with this kind of information. You should not be able to invest in the stock market if you are in congress, these guys in congress are making a killing in the market with no chance of losing any money. That is another reason they all want a job that pays only 174k a year their all making milllions in the market
  • Lori Essig
    commented 2016-03-18 23:50:04 -0400
    Don’t vote for incumbents next go round. None of them deserve to be voted back in and if we get a few bad ones they get voted out next time.

    For just a few work days a week, when Congress is in session, they get a base salary of $174,000 per year yet most are millionaires when they leave. Those numbers do not compute. With all the travel and maintaining 2 residences how can they get that much money ahead unless they are getting extra bucks for voting the way someone wants… or payoffs/kickbacks.
  • Tom Saunders
    commented 2016-03-18 19:57:09 -0400
    He is with the other republican congressmen once they get in office they can’t think on their own they all have to check with their other none thinkers who will tell them what to vote on. Bunch of sad folks we got on capital hill.
  • Dan Ossege
    commented 2016-03-18 19:40:21 -0400
    Where are you Mr. Walberg?
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