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Central States Director Says “No Resubmission”

Thomas Nyhan, the Director of the Central States Pension Plan, says the fund will not resubmit a revised proposal to the Treasury Department, because the cuts would have to be too deep.

How Hoffa Fueled the Pension Crisis

May 20, 2015: Nearly 400,000 Teamsters and retirees are threatened with pension cuts. How Hoffa helped put the hit on their retirement. Nearly 400,000 Teamsters and retirees in the Central States Pension Plan are threatened with the worst pension cuts in Teamster history. So are thousands more in some local plans in New York, New Jersey and Western Pennsylvania. Long before Congress passed pension cut legislation in December, the Hoffa administration helped pave the way for this disaster.   Passing the Buck   The Hoffa administration tries...

Join the Campaign to Defend Pensions

Sign the Petition to demand an independent audit of the Central States Fund. Teamsters deserve an independent audit and review of alternative plans before the Central States cuts are imposed. Support upcoming Congressional legislation that offers alternatives for strengthening pension funds that go beyond slashing the pensions we earned. Build the Movement to Vote No & Reject the Pension Cuts. Help mobilize Teamsters and retirees to Vote No to reject the cuts in the Central States balloting this fall....

Big Vote Coming in Central States Fund Don't Let Them Divide Us!

May 20, 2015:  Sometime this summer nearly 400,000 Teamsters and  retirees will be mailed a ballot, asking them to approve  cutting their own pension. That vote is our voice. Use it to Vote No  to demand improvements in the Central States  pension cut plan. Central States will try to pressure Teamsters  into voting yes for cuts—starting with scare  tactics. They will tell us if we Vote No and delay  the cuts for even a month,...

NY Public Workers: Management to Represent Teamsters?

May 20, 2015: Hoffa’s newest International Trustee hires a boss to help run the Teamsters’ biggest local. Local 237 represents over 10,000 Teamsters at the New York City Housing Authority. So why would the local hire a NYCHA boss to a union post? Local 237 President Greg Floyd hired Kevin Norman, as the Special Assistant to the President, a top leadership position in the largest local in the Teamsters.   Norman was previously in upper management at the New York City Housing Authority where he...
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In January 2021, TDU lost a member and friend in Brother James LaRose. Jim was a Shop Steward at UPS Local 294, and a long-time Teamster reformer. He passed away at the age of 52 after a lifetime devoted to fighting for a stronger union. 

Zoom Call for IBT Election Volunteers on Saturday, August 14

TDU will hold a national zoom call on Saturday, Aug. 14 for Teamsters who are volunteering to elect the O’Brien-Zuckerman Teamsters United Slate. Join candidates, campaign coordinators and Teamster activists for an update and to make plans to Get Out the Vote and win this fall. Registration is now closed.

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