Thomas Nyhan got a $32,000 Raise in 2014!

Just as the Central States Fund has proposed drastic cuts for retirees and active Teamsters, the fund execs gave themselves raises. The contrast is sickening.


Fund Director Thomas Nyhan made $694,796 in 2014, according to the Fund’s 5500 financial report. This is a 5% raise from his 2013 salary of $662,060. Most of the top execs got raises: the Top 30 made a total of $475,928 more than the previous year.

Greg Smith, a retiree active in the Northeast Ohio Committee to Protect Pensions, compiled the list and told us “These people are so arrogant they can take nice raises while sending Teamster retirees into poverty.”

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  • Robert Hrifko
    commented 2015-11-18 16:19:30 -0500
    Tom, six years wow. I put in 36 years, busted my ass and back for my employer which was Yellow. You are not even rookie status to us retirees . And you have the balls to get on this website and say that you lobbied for MPRA?!?! Go to Tom Nayan’s office and sit next to him you have no business on this site.
  • James Butler
    commented 2015-11-18 16:04:22 -0500
    Tom Dolyniuk i have set back and read all your rhetoric about how this is going to go through and we should all just accept it. You have threw your crap at Lorelyn and others on this sight which was meant to post comments about the pension cuts. You in my opinion are just a piece of work, I myself worked for over 35 years contributing to the pension fund and never once felt like those before me did not deserve the pension they deserved. For you to say that we who have been retired for 10 years or more should just shut up and accept a reduction is the lowest and most disgusting thing a fellow teamster could say. You should be ashamed of yourself for making these comments and fighting to have the MPRA bill signed by congress.
    You are a disgust to the human race,
  • Tom Saunders
    commented 2015-11-18 14:39:05 -0500
    Tom D. did you ever think if mpra passes that maybe every 40 to 50 years they would do the same thing and say we don’t have any money we can’t pay you. Your turn and your fellow workers will be in the same boat. So please put that in your bowl and smoke it, cause you sound like you have NO CLUE what’s going on around you. Go peddle that crap somewhere else. So called SUPER WORKER PPFFFFFFFFFFFF
  • Lori Essig
    commented 2015-11-18 13:39:47 -0500
    Please spare me the histrionics.
    I will have to live well into my 100’s for that over a million dollars you stated and I doubt that will happen. Double that if this cut goes through. What about all the people who retired and died having just collected a few pension benefits? You guys will get that extra gravy.

    Now get back to work; all of us retirees are counting on your money coming in. < grin>
  • Tom Dolyniuk
    commented 2015-11-18 12:42:36 -0500
    Also, get it through your head, You may have been promised your pension, but you did NOT earn the right to take out over a million dollars when you contributed less than 150k!!!!
  • Tom Dolyniuk
    commented 2015-11-18 12:38:04 -0500
    Loreyln, also what I stated about my health is true. I work two jobs. I just suck it up day in and day out with my health. I did not QUIT like you did, and depend on other people putting in pension money for me!!!
  • Lori Essig
    commented 2015-11-18 12:32:34 -0500
    Rob Ban:
    I am not sure what he is. Who knows, maybe he was sent in to cause dissension among the retirees. If we are fighting each other we can’t fight against CSPF for what they promised and we earned.

    Mike Webb: I don’t recall when the comment period started but 8 days out of it is a substantial amount of time that they disallowed comments. Now is the time to hit them hard with comments.
  • Tom Dolyniuk
    commented 2015-11-18 12:26:01 -0500
    Lorelyn, My fellow current workers and I are tired of paying for YOUR pension. You have probably exhausted all that you have contributed with interest!! That is why you do not want to state how much you have contributed and collected over your life. You are embarrased. QUIT you whining!!! Accept the facts and the outcome and move on!!!

    About me? You have no clue!! Jjust say i have not missed a day of work for 6 years and hold almost all of the performance records at my job. I have informed my colleagues at work for years about the Central States situation. I lobbied hard, with my state legislators to get MPRA passed, to ensure that there is at least some money left for the active participants. The very people whose backs you now ride!!! Personally I have contributed nearly 200k into the CSPF.

    It is time that you wake up!!!
  • Mike Webb
    commented 2015-11-18 11:49:37 -0500 is working today. Enter 2015-27037 in the search box.
  • Rob Ban
    commented 2015-11-18 06:04:17 -0500
    Is Tom Dolyniuk related to Thomas Nyhan some how?
  • Lori Essig
    commented 2015-11-18 02:40:32 -0500
    Tom Dolyniuk:
    I am not the only one you personally attack on this and other threads on here. Knock it off. I am old enough to be your grandmother and I seriously doubt you work a physically demanding job with a bad back and neck; especially 80 hours a week. You are on here at all different hours of the day, also.

    Every one on here has their own opinion and you are not old enough to tell anyone they are a fool.
    Stop making enemies of your fellow retired union members. We are not your enemy in this; CSPF is. So go attack them.
  • Tom Saunders
    commented 2015-11-18 02:08:53 -0500
    No one has a crystal ball around here so no one has a clue what is going to happen you can guess but that ain’t worth a dam. But one thing is you never throw in the towel and say your done, because you are the one that looks like the fool in the end. Just one small tidbit, 40 billion dolllars and I did say BILLION leaves this country every year to help people in other countries.
  • Tom Dolyniuk
    commented 2015-11-18 01:04:44 -0500
    Lorelyn: In your case, it is better to be thought a fool, then to speak up and remove all doubt!! I have tried to be patient with you, and explain things, but you are too opinionated and set in your bizarre thinking!!! You just don’t get it! THERE IS NOT ENOUGH MONEY. It is time to move forward as best as possible. THIS MEANS CUTS!!! Get the drift????
  • Tom Dolyniuk
    commented 2015-11-18 00:34:13 -0500
    Lorelyn, I juggest that you find a job, I work 80 hr/wk. also prepare for the July 1, 2016 date mentally!!!
  • Lori Essig
    commented 2015-11-18 00:19:39 -0500
    Look, Tom, go ahead with your little sniping insults. I apologized for my part but you have kept it up with others. I can see you want your share, too, as it should be but it is not your turn yet so buck up and keep working for it. I recommend a part time job for you; not only will you make some money but you won’t have time to bother people on the computer.

    Did you read that link I posted? It shows exactly how the Fund “managed” the money. They put it in the hands of those money managers to use as they saw fit up to and including their own funds as well as giving them boatloads of money to manage it. They kept throwing money at failing funds. Does that actually sound kosher to you? I also saw where the Fund “invested” something like 77 million in a bank in Russia and has land investments in Europe. The bank collapsed and 77 million gone. Poof! I am still looking into more of their crap investments.
  • Tom Dolyniuk
    commented 2015-11-17 23:38:59 -0500
    Robert’s response. " The money belongs to the retirees". I agree, that includes the FUTURE retirees too , not just the CURRENT retirees!!! Loreyln actually had the absurd conjecture to divide the 17.3 billion amongst the retirees evenly. I see how the retirees think!!
  • Tom Dolyniuk
    commented 2015-11-17 23:27:23 -0500
    Robert, Central States views the 17.3 billion currently in the fund as THEIR money. Maybe even Nyhan thinks that it is his. I realize that Nyhan lobbied hard for MPRA, I saw it in his congressional testimony. Of course, he does not want the fund to become insolvent!! Do you think that you will get your 500 or 600k out of the pension?
  • Lori Essig
    commented 2015-11-17 21:45:32 -0500
    A good explanation:
  • Robert Hrifko
    commented 2015-11-17 21:22:29 -0500
    Tom, who do you think lobbied for these cuts in the first place? James P. Hoffa Jr. And Tom Nyhan. I watched him do it. Bottom line, it’s MY FREAKIN’ MONEY! Get the $$ back from the people who stole it in the first place. The Feds have imposed fines on these quasi-legal bastards in lieu of jail- the proverbial slap on the wrist. These fines and penalties are in the billions. Remember 2008 and the financial collapse? This is our money! The funds are in trouble because of US allowing morons to drive the bus, and being too stupid by burying our heads in the sand. Regardless, it’s still MY MONEY! And if it’s found money to the Feds, it really belongs to us, The Retirees!
    More to come as progress is made. In Brotherhood- Rif
  • Tom Dolyniuk
    commented 2015-11-17 20:51:58 -0500
    Bottom Line. It is great to fight for what you believe. Without voices, ,nothing will be heard. Just don’t get your hopes up to much or come July 1, 2016, you will be devastated. Go to your personal Plan B for your income or spending. Good luck!
  • Tom Dolyniuk
    commented 2015-11-17 19:59:43 -0500
    Robert, do you really think that they are chuckling? Really?? True they are compensated to much. Especially Nyhan in wake of the crisis. He and his staff, should not take raises. With the government in huge debt, do you really think that they are going to help?
  • Lori Essig
    commented 2015-11-17 19:44:38 -0500
    To Robert: I apologize for my part.
    Why would there be a class action suit in CA? The pension out there is still solid, isn’t it?
  • Robert Hrifko
    commented 2015-11-17 19:30:20 -0500
    And Tom, Central states isn’t going to spend one penny towards litigation-they’re the ones screwing us!!! Do you really think they’re going to come to our side of the table after all this?
  • Robert Hrifko
    commented 2015-11-17 19:27:36 -0500
    Well look at us fighting amongst ourselves once again, while Hoffa and Nyhan sit back and read all these posts behind their teak desks and chuckle. Yes there are class-action lawsuits in the works I believe both of them in ninth circuit which is the California area. To Tom Dolinyiuk and Lorelyn, quit fighting amongst yourselves and let’s pay attention to the points at hand. There is a solution to the underfunding of our fund. All the money department of justice department of labor impose on Fortune 500 companies and big seven banks around the world amounting to billions of dollars, put that money into the central states Pension Fund and other multi employer pension funds instead of lining the $20 trillion black hole that is our failing economy, which was our money in the first place. You’re welcome! Next problem… Oh, and to Tom Nyhan… You are are huge douche bag and I will live long enough to piss on your grave along with juniors… you all know he’s not a real Hoffa right? Not that it matters at this point!
  • Lori Essig
    commented 2015-11-17 16:21:45 -0500
    I just called Feinburg’s office in DC and they are referring calls to the Treasury Dept at 202-622-1534.
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