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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Bill Could Slash Pensions Across America

Scott Taylor 19 Action News December 06, 2014 View the original piece (WOIO) - A new bill that could be passed before Congress leaves for winter break has a lot of retirees upset.Donna and Daniel McAuliffe are heading into a nightmare next week, as Congress could pass a bill that opponents say will slash some retiree's pensions by 65 percent. This scares the Brunswick couple. "It's going to hurt and it's going to hurt a...

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Floyd Norris The New York Times December 05, 2014 View the original piece When people are old, should governments guarantee they have incomes? In the 19th century — 125 years ago — Germany became the first country to answer yes to that question, adopting an old-age pension system at the behest of Chancellor Otto von Bismarck. Click here to read more The New York TImes.

Will Hoffa Act NOW to Protect Teamster Pensions?

December 4, 2014: It is urgent that Teamster President Hoffa make a strong statement to all Senators and Congresspersons to defend Teamster pensions under attack.   This letter from the IAM President must not stand alone. We need the political weight of the IBT at this time.

Lame Duck Congress May Rush Pension Bill

December 4, 2014: Congress is nearing a vote on arguably the biggest change to private pension law in decades. The proposed reforms would grant sweeping new authority to the trustees of some “deeply troubled” multi-employer pension plans to slash benefits promised to current retirees—something that’s illegal under existing law. See what you can do to help head off this sneak attack. Click here to read more at In These Times.

Congress could soon allow pension plans to cut benefits for current retirees

Michael A. Fletcher The Washington Post December 04, 2014 View the original piece Congress could soon allow the benefits of current retirees to be cut as part of an agreement to address the fiscal distress confronting some of the nation’s 1,400 multi-employer pension plans. Several unions and pension advocates opposing the move, which would be unprecedented, say that permitting financially strapped plans to cut retiree benefits would violate the central promise of traditional pensions: that they would...
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