UPDATED October 23, 2013: A Congressional hearing will be held to address pension issues Tuesday, October 29.
Click here to tell your Senators and Congressional Representatives to vote NO on any plan to allow earned pensions to be cut. This site, sponsored by the Machinists Union, will allow you to send an email message right away to your Senators and Reps.
Click here for a list of Congressional Reps on the Education and Workforce Committee who will take up the bill, and for how to send them a note urging a NO vote.
Members of Congress are going to introduce a bill to allow any "deeply troubled" pension plan to cut the pensions of those already retired and those with already-earned pension credits.
This bill, which is supported by employer groups, the Central States Pension Fund, and the Hoffa administration, would give a green light to corporate America to cut pensions that have already been earned. This is presently illegal under ERISA, which includes an "anti-cutback" provision.
We expect the Central States Fund to testify on October 10 in favor of the plan to cut pensions. Do they speak for you?
If you want to oppose this bill, the time is now to take action.
Tell Congress to keep the ERISA anti-cutback rule to protect the pension you earned. Ask your representatives to support the AARP proposals. And pass on info from the TDU website to other active and retired Teamsters.
Click here to recieve updates and to join with Teamsters and retirees who are working together to protect our pensions.