March 27, 2008: How many times have officials in the Hoffa administration sold a contract by promising—in writing—that Teamster pensions will be “maintained and possibly improved,” only to turn around and deliver pension cuts?
Hundreds of thousands of Teamsters went through this routine before. Now Hoffa is at it again.
In March, 8,000 DHL Teamsters received a bulletin in the mail selling a contract deal. It states:
“The amount [negotiated in the deal] is sufficient to maintain and possibly to improve existing health and welfare and pension benefits.”
It is even underlined and signed by James Hoffa. It’s gotta be true, right?
Ask the DHL Teamsters in Baltimore. Their officials just voted to cut their pension accrual to zero. Work all year, get nothing added to your pension credits.
Ask the DHL Teamsters in New England, where pension cuts are coming.
A wise old saying: fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me.
Teamster members need to stop being played for the fool by top officials who enjoy millionaire pensions.
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