Save Our Pensions Campaign

TDU is uniting Teamsters and retirees together to save our pensions. We won a major victory when the Treasury Department rejected the Central States pension cut plan. But more than 400,000 Teamsters and retirees still face the threat of cuts. We're fighting back. We worked our whole lives for our pensions—now we are working together to defend them. 

TDU has joined forces with AARP, other unions, the Pension Rights Center and labor allies to support pension reform legislation that will strengthen our pension funds and save our benefits.

donate-thumb.jpg

get-involved-thumb.jpg


Related Articles

Teamsters Mount Grassroots Campaign to Block Pension Cuts

Jane Slaughter Labor Notes April 21, 2015 View the original piece Teamsters are up in arms over looming pension cuts that could slash the incomes of both current and future retirees—anyone under 80. They’re battling trustees of the enormous Central States Pension Fund, which has said that cuts of up to 30 percent may be necessary, as soon as possible, to keep from running out of money. Those trustees represent both management and their international...

Retirees Want an Advocate, Not a Messenger

April 21, 2015: Central States retirees in the growing pension movement are calling on the appointed “Retiree Representative” to be a genuine independent voice. By law, the Central States Pension Fund had to designate a retiree to act as an advocate, at least 60 days before submitting any plan to cut pensions. But as this letter from one pension movement leader says, retirees want “an advocate, not a messenger.” Retirees are calling on Sue Mauren,...

Nyhan’s Fast-Track: What’s Behind the Curtain

April 15, 2015: Central States Pension Fund Director is giving the hard sell on his fast-track pension cuts, but withholding all the information members need to formulate alternatives. He states the plan will go broke in exactly 11 years, and says we cannot question his facts. Where does he get this figure? And why hasn’t it changed as the fund’s assets have gone up? Taking the fund’s current level of employer contributions and benefit pay-out,...

Central States Drops Pension Cut Bomb

April 15, 2015: The Central States Pension Fund has launched a PR offensive to sell their fast-track pension cut plan as the only way to “rescue” members’ retirement. Teamster members and retirees are demanding a review by independent actuaries and consideration of alternative proposals before the cuts are imposed. Central States Director Thomas Nyhan pitched his plan in a letter and national conference call, calling for deep cuts on a fast track with no amendments...

Sue Mauren: Representative for Central States Retirees

TEAMSTER HISTORY Sue Mauren was a Teamster employed at the University of Minnesota. She participated in a pension plan run by the university, and was not a participant in the Central States Fund (CSPF)   She became a Teamster around 1980 and continued till the early 1990s, when she was hired as a business agent. Mauren was hired as a business agent in the early 1990s by the leaders of Local 320. The officers of Local...
Get Advice Join TDU Donate

Recent News

Extend Your TDU Membership Today

"I'm not planning on going anywhere after the International election, and I want to make sure TDU isn't going anywhere either. That's why I'm paying $100 to extend my membership for 3 years. It's a small investment to make sure TDU is here to have our backs."

Renew Your TDU Membership Today

“I’m renewing my membership and putting my dues in the TDU election fund to help make sure our voice is heard in the upcoming IBT election, and so TDU can keep organizing for change after the election is done."

View More News Posts