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Central States Fund: $15.45 Billion

The first quarter 2017 Financial and Analytical Report of the Central States Pension Fund shows that it has treaded water over the past 12 months, due to a booming stock market. But that situation cannot last.

Time is Urgent: IBT Needs to Get Behind Pension Solution

The Central States Pension Fund is in crisis. Time is running out while Hoffa plays PR games. The Teamsters Union needs to put its muscle behind a real plan to save our pensions for retirees and working Teamsters.

Pension Activists Speak Out in Washington

Retired Teamsters from the Midwest and the Northeast met with representatives of Senator Bernie Sanders’ staff as well as other Congressional Reps recently to review efforts in support of the Keep Our Pension Promises Act (KOPPA). In this video, some of these grassroots fighters, representative of our pension protection movement, offer their insight and inspiration. Watch it and join the movement to protect pensions for all American workers. 

Teamsters Rally, Build Support for Pension Protection

Major political and labor leaders vowed to back pension protection for retirees at a rally of 400 people in the Minnesota State Capitol rotunda in St. Paul on Tuesday.

Central States Pension Annual Financial: $15.3 billion

The Central States Pension Fund Financial Report (4th Quarter 2016) shows that the fund ended 2016 with $15.3 billion in assets, down from $16.1 billion a year earlier. Due to healthy returns on bonds and in the stock market, this was not as bad as 2015 but still shows the fund headed steadily downward.

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