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A devastating blow to retirees

MSNBC December 19, 2014 View the original piece America "survived" the government shutdown, sacrificing the benefits and pensions for millions of retirees. Ed Schultz gives an impassioned response to the new budget. Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Tony Cardenas join the conversation. Click here to see the video.

Brief Summary of Pension Legislation

Segal Consulting December 16, 2014 View the original piece Click here to read a brief summary of the Multiemployer Pension Reform passed by Congress expected to become law.

Join the Pension Justice Campaign

December 15, 2014: Congress has passed pension cut legislation. Our Campaign for Pension Justice will make our voices heard from Capitol Hill to the Central States Pension Fund. We’re not going to stand by and let this happen without a fight. Yesterday, TDU held a conference call with over 400 Teamsters and retirees—and we are just getting started. Click here to join our Campaign for Pension Justice. Our Campaign for Pension Justice will make our...

UPS Profits Off Pension Cuts

December 15, 2014: The lame duck Congress has attached pension cut legislation to the end-of-year spending bill that will pave the way for the worst pension cuts in Teamster history. Leave it to UPS to find a way to make billions off this disaster. UPS lobbyists fought for and won a special interest loophole that shifts $2 billion in the company’s pension responsibilities on to the backs of Teamster retirees in the Central States. These...

Middle-class retirees deserve better from Congress

Editorial Board St. Louis Post-Dispatch December 15, 2014 View the original piece The devastating pension reform crammed into the omnibus spending bill that will likely soon become law would allow pension trustees to slash the benefits of retired workers and cut future benefits for a shrinking pool of middle-income employees. These people were and are the backbone of our nation’s economy. They drive trucks, mine coal, haul bricks and bag groceries. Corporations have been weaseling out...
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How Grassroots Organizing Saved Our Pensions

When TDU launched the pension movement in 2013, preventing pension cuts seemed almost impossible. But rank-and-file organizing by thousands of workers and retirees have made it a reality. This week, the Butch Lewis Emergency Pension Relief Act will be signed into law, a victory that will protect the pensions of 400,000 Teamsters and 2.5 million workers. How did this happen and what can we win from this rank-and-file victory?

TDU Helped Us Organize to Fight

From the very beginning, TDU informed us what was being planned to destroy our earned, promised pensions. Unfortunately, it wasn't our Union leadership. They were part of the plan that supported the changes to allow possible reductions.

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