March 19, 2007: The attack on our pensions began while the ink was still drying on Hoffa’s promise that our benefits would be secure under the ‘Best Contract Ever.’ First came the pension cuts in 2003. Then the misnamed Pension Protection Act.
After three years of attacks, contract negotiations give us the chance go on the offensive and win the pension improvements we need.
To help Teamsters make the most of this opportunity, Make UPS Deliver will be helping to organize meetings and workshops to bring UPS Teamsters and pension experts together to talk about:
?What's at Stake in UPS Bargaining—and What Can Be Won
?How the Pension Protection Act Will Affect Our Benefit Funds
?What Teamsters at UPS Can Do To Protect and Improve Our Pensions
Every Teamster benefit fund has been affected differently by the attack on our retirement security. Teamsters in the Central States, for example, face specific challenges based on new policies adopted by the fund after the 2003 cuts and the agreement trustees made last year with the IRS. Other funds face different issues.
Each workshop will address the particular issues affecting your pension fund—the challenges that apply as well as the opportunities to win improvements.
Now is the time to act. The next UPS and freight contracts will determine the future of our Teamster benefits for years to come. Get informed. Know your rights. And get involved. Your participation now can make the difference.
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