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Take Action: Sign Petition to Protect Pensions

Teamster pension activists – organized by the National United Committee to Protect Pensions (NUCPP) - are collecting signatures on a petition to build support for legislation that would protect 10 million Americans from pensions from cuts. Sign the petition in support of the Butch Lewis Act. 

Central States Pension: $15.3 billion

The latest quarterly financial report of the Central States Pension Fund (CSPF) shows that the fund has treaded water during 2017, due to the continued run-up in the stock market. But the underlying problems have only worsened.

Proposed “Butch Lewis Act” Introduced

The Butch Lewis Act to protect earned pensions was introduced at a press conference today, with the entire Democratic caucus in Congress lined up in support. Now the challenge is to continue the grassroots mobilization and lobbying effort to build bipartisan support for pension protection.

Butch Lewis

The pension protection bill is named in honor of Butch Lewis, who died in December 2015, and was an important leader in the pension protection movement. His widow, Rita Lewis, has carried on the fight and was a featured speaker at the Washington DC press conference.

Central States Releases Actuarial Findings on Proposed Butch Lewis Act

Central States Pension Fund Director Thomas Nyhan has issued a letter to Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) that, if approved, his proposed pension legislation could stabilize the Fund’s finances without benefit cuts to active Teamsters or retirees.

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Central States 2020 Financial Report Shows: Pension Protection Comes Just in Time

The 2020 financial report of the Central States Pension Fund shows that the passage of the Butch Lewis pension relief act comes just in time to prevent drastic pension cuts, and to protect all earned pensions for decades to come.

UPS Freight FAQs

The IBT posted a letter from UPS Freight to all locals addressing a range of questions raised by members concerning the recent sale to TFI. The letter confirms that TFI will adhere to contract provisions and pension requirements. Those Teamsters not yet vested in the pension will not lose their accrued time. UPS Freight Teamster members and stewards need to continue to monitor and enforce the contract during the transition. 

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