Whose Side Are You On?

Retirees of Teamster Joint Council 56 rallied and picketed the General Membership Meeting of Local 41 in Kansas City, Missouri last weekend. 


We voiced our outrage over proposed Central States benefit cuts that amount to the outright theft of promised benefits. We called on Local 41 leaders to break their silence and stand with members in defending our retirement security. We called for the following: an open and honest dialog between officers and members; access to the union meeting hall for organizing the fight; support for a truly independent audit of the Fund; and support for a demand for the resignation of Central States Pension Fund Executive Director, Thomas Nyhan and fake retiree representative Susan Mauren.  

We got a good reception at the union meeting to follow, and the officers of Local 41 voiced support for our work.

The Missouri--Kansas City Committee to Protect Pensions is leading the fight to inform and mobilize to defend hard-earned pensions. We are taking it to the streets on Saturday, October 17, in a 3:00 p.m. rally on the Country Club Plaza, at the J.C. Nichols Fountain in Mill Creek. 

We are reminding everyone that if they can steal the pensions of Teamsters, that will open the door to pension attacks on a much larger scale. 

Wake up America; whose side are you on?

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  • Stephanie McAllister
    followed this page 2016-10-21 10:04:35 -0400
  • Tom Dolyniuk
    commented 2015-10-27 23:59:45 -0400
    The MPRA law of 2014 changed this. The pensions are no longer guaranteed as they once were by the ERISA act of 1974.
  • Gary Lewis
    commented 2015-10-27 03:38:58 -0400
    All of us current and retired Teamsters must join in this fight to save our hard earned pensions from being cut some 50 to 60%. This is our life’s guaranteed earnings and no one should be allowed to take it away. Fight we must we all we have to give! This is wrong and unjust!
  • Jimmy deere
    commented 2015-10-24 19:44:22 -0400
  • Edward Coombs
    commented 2015-10-21 18:47:09 -0400
    Guess who’s next ! in the Casy-Pomeroy Bill 2010 to bail out PGBC, they didn’t want to do anything in 2010 to better fund the PBGC, because it might set a precedent for the combined liability of state employee retirement plans that in 2008 (the vast majority of which were of the defined-benefit variety) was in excess of $3 trillion. What’s more, state and local pension plans on average had a 16 percent probability of covering all accrued liabilities.
  • Edward Coombs
    commented 2015-10-21 11:18:12 -0400
    A combination of A,B,&C the 2014 (MPRA) was a government bail out of the PBGC to keep funds from ever needing the PBGC by having funds cut 10-20 years B4 they would have eventually needed the PBGC. KOPPA 2015 S. 1631 and H.R. 2844 would protect the funds, participants, retirees, and a new legacy funded PBGC. my page has some and the “teamster pension crisis” FB page has links to writing state Reps, request forms to CSPF for the calculation of your personal cuts, and links to comment on bills that also go to your state rep, + more
  • Tom Dolyniuk
    commented 2015-10-20 14:07:02 -0400
    Who should pay for your pension?

    A) You, with your past contributions and their corresponding investment returns of the fund

    B) Active participants, with their current contributions

    C) Society, with the taxes they pay to government

    D) Nobody
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