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Funds Have Told Hoffa What We Need to Win in Bargaining to Increase Benefits

April 2, 2007: President James Hoffa has been briefed by the different Teamster benefit funds on what we need to win in the UPS and freight contracts to increase our benefits. This information needs to be shared with Teamster members. In 2002 and 2003, Teamsters were promised that our benefits would be secure for the life of the UPS, freight and carhaul contracts. Later, court documents revealed that the Central States Pension Fund repeatedly warned...

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TDU in Action—Pension and Benefits“TDU will support any fight launched by the International Union to defend our benefits. And we will continue to inform members so we can put pressure on the employers and on Hoffa, when necessary, to save and strengthen our benefits.”K.W. Phillips, RoadwayLocal 667, Memphis, Tenn. Contact our rank-and-file network for pension justice. Pension Workshops: Our Rights, the Benefit Cuts and How We Can Beat ThemTDU brings together concerned Teamsters and pension...

TDU Launches New Pension Rights and Benefits Improvement Program

March 15, 2007: Since 2003, our Teamster benefits have been under attack from pension cuts to anti-worker legislation. But the coming year presents us with our best chances yet to take the offensive, reverse the cuts, and improve our benefits for the future—starting with the UPS and Freight contract negotiations. TDU Pension Rights WorkshopTo succeed, we need to understand the challenges we face and put together a plan that can win the pension protections and...

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TDU in Action—Pension and Benefits“TDU will support any fight launched by the International Union to defend our benefits. And we will continue to inform members so we can put pressure on the employers and on Hoffa, when necessary, to save and strengthen our benefits.”K.W. Phillips, RoadwayLocal 667, Memphis, Tenn. Contact our rank-and-file network for pension justice. Pension Workshops: Our Rights, the Benefit Cuts and How We Can Beat ThemTDU brings together concerned Teamsters and pension...

New York UPSers Respond Angrily to Pension Cuts

Hit by a 30 percent pension cut, many New York Local 804 Teamsters feel it’s time to fight back. Local 804 President and fund trustee Howie Redmond voted against the cuts, but never informed members that UPS management was seeking cuts. “Local 804’s officers certainly knew we had a problem and that management wanted cuts. Why was that hidden from the members?” said Local 804 alternate steward Jim Reynolds. “Now they’re going to blame everyone...
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