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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Teamster Trustees Avert Pension Cuts...For Officers!

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February 27,2003: In the Western Conference Pension Plan, each year you work, and your employer makes contributions to the plan, your pension benefit grows. The amount it grows is easy to calculate, once you know these facts: What does your employer contribute, per hour, as specified in your contract; How many credited hours did you have for the year (many contracts do not include overtime hours, and have a 2,080 limit); Are you covered by...

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November 5, 2002: The Central States Pension Fund, in a bulletin to all local unions dated November 2002, has finally made a comment on the sudden removal of Ronald Kubalanza as director. He was replaced on Oct. 16 by Thomas Nyhan, the fund’s general counsel. Unfortunately, the statement gives no reason for Kubalanza’s removal, so it raises more questions than answers. The bulletin goes on to state that reports that initially appeared in Traffic World...

Central PA Pension Reformers Continue Struggle

July 15, 2002: The pressure is on! The Central Pennsylvania Teamster Pension Reform Committee is a force that will not be denied. Through lawsuits, mass meetings, media exposure, petitions, contact with influential public officials and regulatory agencies, tough questioning at union meetings and membership education, the committee has created a situation where the Teamsters, from Hoffa on down, have to deal with their critical pension problem. For Teamsters in the Central Pennsylvania pension plan, any...
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Under Pressure, Hoffa Sends Letter to UPS’s CEO

Under pressure from the members, Hoffa has sent a letter to UPS denouncing the 70-hour work week. The International Union and our locals need to follow up with action.

Sign the Petition—Stop 70 Hour Work Weeks at UPS

Sign the petition launched by Teamsters United to tell UPS to stop forcing drivers to work 70 hours a week and demand Hoffa and the Package Division step up to protect drivers and the public.

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