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The History of Pension Protection

Until ERISA (the Employee Retirement Income Security Act) was passed in 1974 and signed by President Ford, workers’ pensions were unprotected. How was ERISA won, and what can we learn for today from this history?

Time to Meet with Congressional Reps

Teamster pension activists from the Twin Cities met recently with Congressman Keith Ellison (D-MN). They reported having a very fruitful discussion. 

Boston Teamsters on Strike to Save Pensions

Teamsters who work at ABC Supply have been on strike six weeks at four locations in the Boston area – to defend their right to maintain a pension plan. ABC Supply is a national corporation supplying roofing, siding and other building materials – and is owned by a union-busting billionaire. 

Central States Fund Quarterly Report

Following the May 6 decision of the Treasury Department to reject the Central States Fund’s application for pension cuts, the Fund Trustees immediately considered a new plan for more drastic cuts and also a proposal to sue the Treasury Department.   

Retirees Win Round One

Who could have predicted a year ago, as Congress-sanctioned pension cuts gathered momentum, that thousands of retired truckers self-organizing in diners and union halls across Middle America would manage to apply the brakes?

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