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.

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Multiemployer plans untangle reforms

Hazel Bradford Pensions & Investments February 10, 2015 View the original piece Some multiemployer pension fund executives are trying to figure out whether to take advantage of a controversial new reform law that allows potential benefit cuts for participants and retirees. Others are hoping for further reforms to allow for alternative plan designs. The Multiemployer Pension Reform Act of 2014 — passed swiftly in December — allows deeply underfunded plans to take unprecedented steps to...

Ohio Teamsters Gear Up for 2016 Election

February 5, 2015: Teamsters in Southern California held a packed meeting to build a campaign to elect new International Union leaders. Next up: Columbus and Cleveland, Ohio on Feb. 21-22. Teamsters in the Midwest have been hammered with contract concessions and the threat of pension cuts. Now members are coming together to organize for new leadership and a new direction for our union. Members are holding meetings to gear up for the International Union election...

What Pension Funds May Face Cuts Under New Law?

February 4, 2015: Could your benefits be cut under the new Pension Cut legislation? Find out here. The Center for Retirement Research at Boston College has compiled a list of 100 plans that may be permitted to cut benefits as a result of the new pension law enacted in December 2014. The Central States Pension Fund is not the only Teamster pension plan where retirees may be threatened with benefit cuts because of the new pension...

Speaking Out Against Pension Cuts

February 4, 2015: Teamster members are making their voices heard about the threats to our pensions.  John Raffiani is sick about what may happen to his Central States Pension but that’s not holding him back from doing something about it. He contacted a reporter at the Albany Times Union and made sure the pension cuts story made headlines in his city. Check out the coverage in the Albany Times Union. The pension cuts story needs...

Central States Pension Financial Update

February 3, 2015: A review of the 3rd quarter 2014 financial report of the Central States Pension Fund shows that the fund has $18 billion as of September 30, 2014. The information is detailed in the quarterly Financial and Analytical Report and the Independent Special Counsel Report.  Compared to the previous year, the fund saw a net investment income decline of $1.2 billion but it was offset slightly by a $94 million net increase in operating...
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Inflation rose 5.0% from May 2020 to May 2021, due to a large bump in May, so some UPS Teamsters will get a 33c per hour cost of living (COLA) raise on August 1, in addition to the contract wage increase of 90c. This is per Article 33 of the contract, which provides for a COLA raise to Teamster employees “who have completed their appropriate wage progression schedule.”

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The IBT Convention will be held June 22, 23, and 24, online.  Around 1600 delegates elected from Local Unions will vote on amending the IBT Constitution, and will vote on who to nominate for IBT President, Secretary Treasurer and General Executive Board.

Do you want to observe the Convention online?  Here is what you need to know.

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