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Local 814 Movers Smacked with Healthcare Cuts

April 2, 2007: Commercial movers from Teamster Local 814 in New York City have been hit with healthcare cuts—following a concessionary contract that diverted millions of dollars in contributions from their health and welfare fund into their pension plan. Under the terms of the 2005 contract, the $3.96 per hour contribution that was supposed to go into members’ health and welfare fund went into the Pension Fund instead. Poison Pill“We said at the time that...

Connecticut Teamsters Organize for Healthcare Reform

April 2, 2007: Healthcare costs are skyrocketing, putting union members on the defensive at the bargaining table. Local 559 Teamsters are doing something about it by joining forces with labor and community allies to fight for affordable, universal healthcare in Connecticut. They won an important victory last month when the State Legislature’s Insurance and Real Estate Committee approved a bill for single payer healthcare. The vote surprised both supporters and opponents of healthcare reform. Connecticut...

Arming Teamsters with Information to Fight for Our Pensions

April 2, 2007: The 2008 UPS and Freight contracts are our chance to win the contributions we need to protect and increase our benefits. TDU is bringing together Teamster members and pension experts to talk about what working Teamsters can do to protect our benefits.To succeed, we need to understand the challenges we face and put together a plan that can win the pension protections and improvements we need. That’s why Teamsters for a Democratic...

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...
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