Treasury to Hold Town Hall Meetings in Michigan and Minnesota

Kenneth Feinberg, Special Master for the U.S. Treasury Department, has announced town hall meetings for Detroit, Michigan on Monday, February 8 and Minneapolis, Minnesota on Tuesday, February 9.


The meetings will allow active and retired Teamsters to voice their opposition to proposed Central States pension cuts. 

Feinberg is charged by Treasury to make a recommendation to deny or allow Central States to implement the changes. A decision to allow the cuts would be followed by a vote of all Central States participants and that vote would be conducted by the U.S. Treasury Department within thirty days of a recommendation. 

The Detroit meeting will occur at 4:30 pm at the Wayne State University General Lectures Building. The Minneapolis meeting will be at 4:30 pm at the University of Minnesota Coffman Memorial Union. Fliers are attached please post and distribute.


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  • Stephanie McAllister
    followed this page 2016-08-25 16:11:25 -0400
  • William Gerula
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-02-09 09:52:33 -0500
    Treasury to Hold Town Hall Meetings in Michigan and Minnesota
  • Lori Essig
    commented 2016-02-08 13:51:55 -0500
    Darrell, that was his old rate. He got a nice raise last fall after applying to cut all of us. Now it is slightly less than $700,000.
    All the other top ones got a big raise, too. Not sure if it was the same amount or less. Not too shabby a raise when they are trying to cut us by 50% or more.
  • Darrell Herron
    commented 2016-02-08 13:45:58 -0500
    33 people at the central states fund make a total off $7.5 million per year .Thomas Nylan $662.060 are they going to take cut in pay?
  • Joseph Hoyt
    commented 2016-02-08 12:38:30 -0500
    You mean only 25 from your local are allowed on the bus? But they are allowing everyone that wants to attend to do so even standing room only.
  • Bill Overkleeft
    commented 2016-02-08 10:18:52 -0500
    there are so many people going to Wayne State tonight for town hall meeting that my local got a bus and only 25 people are allowed to go
  • Lori Essig
    commented 2016-02-06 01:04:30 -0500
    There are numerous ideas posted by commenters on They actually have extended the comment time to end Feb 29, 2016 so time to put your thoughts on there. As of today less than 2500 comments have been posted and that is quite pitiful considering how many will be affected by this monstrosity.
  • Karen Davis
    commented 2016-02-05 16:16:15 -0500
    Has anyone come up with a plan to save the Fund other than the one CSPF has proposed?
  • Mike Webb
    commented 2016-02-04 10:07:57 -0500
    These “town hall meetings” are a joke! They are not being archived for later review. The retirees who get to the mic and pour their hearts out are besmirched and diminished by the pompous replies from the " Great and Powerful Oz" like character who who is supposedly seeking feedback from those affected. He yells back his rubber stamp responce of “That is not in our jurisdiction!”. And he has represented the very people on Wall Street who stole the pensions’ money!!!
    This scam has gone on long enough! Get pissed people! Start raising Hell! Show up at your union halls and kick some chairs and turn over tables.
    Isn’t it an amazing coincidence that the first “little checks” are coming in the Summer when there. Are local membership meetings?
  • Joseph Hoyt
    commented 2016-02-01 12:19:17 -0500
    Judy unless we are being lied to again the whole point of the proposed cuts ( which I am vehemently against and will vote against) is to avoid the insolvency of the fund by 2026. If the proposal does not insure the fund will continue beyond 2026, there is no point in any reductions now. That being said if there are any cuts made it should be to the six figure salaries of the CSPF trustees.
  • Judy Holk Lessl
    commented 2016-02-01 09:57:32 -0500
    I’ve heard that even with the cuts (should they be approved) the Fund will be broke within the next 5-10 years.
  • Glenn Nicodemus
    commented 2016-01-30 11:33:32 -0500
    If you are looking at the event in Minneapolis here is the link to sign up there.
  • Glenn Nicodemus
    commented 2016-01-30 11:31:06 -0500
    If you are planning on attending the meeting in Detroit you can register here. You don’t have to register to attend but if you wish to make a statement at the meeting your chances of being able to speak are better if you do.
  • charles roark
    commented 2016-01-29 20:17:22 -0500
    I’s a lowdown shame that Central States wants to cut our pension $1500 a month and give all these big money people big raises how can anything be fair about your cuts We worked our ass off for that retirement and you people want you want take a penile and wipe it out you ort to be ashamed to show your face if you vote to cut our pay
  • Joseph Hoyt
    commented 2016-01-29 18:11:11 -0500
    Thanks Steve
  • Steve Letts
    commented 2016-01-29 17:46:58 -0500
    I went to the one in Columbus and there was no ID check at all we just walked right in
  • Joseph Hoyt
    commented 2016-01-29 16:30:51 -0500
    Anyone know what type of ID required to attend ? Withdrawal card, dues receipt etc.
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