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The Fight to Protect Pensions in New York State

The New York Times today has a feature report on the fight to stop pension cuts in the Teamster Upstate New York Pension Fund, led by brother Mark Greene, a UPS Teamster in Local 294.

Pension Action Turns Back Composite Bill

Fast action by pension committees and our allies has beat-back a pension cut bill in Congress.

Pension Fight Continues

Over the past three years, Teamsters and their families built a grassroots campaign for pension justice. We organized in large numbers, we showed the country that Teamsters were facing an unfair deal, and we beat back proposed cuts to the Central States Pension Fund.

Don’t Let Congress Pull a Secret Deal - Stop the Pension Composite Bill

John Kline, the Minnesota congressman that snuck through the Multiemployer Pension Reform Act (MEPRA) as part of the omnibus spending bill in 2014, is at it again. MEPRA allowed Central States and other Funds in “critical status” to propose drastic cuts to earned benefits. 

Central States Financial Update

The Central States Pension Fund ended the second quarter on June 30, 2016, with $15.6 billion in assets, down $500 million since the start of the year, according to the Financial and Analytical Report obtained and reviewed by Teamsters for a Democratic Union (TDU).

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Central States Pension Fund is now 97.5% funded

It’s a rags-to-riches story: the Central States Pension Fund went from 14.5% funded and in critical and declining status to 97.5% funded and in healthy condition.

UPS Contract Negotiations Update

We are moving closer to the start of national contract negotiations. But the company still has not settled the NorCal Supplement or Local 89 Air Rider.  Join a UPS Teamsters United webinar this Sunday, May 7 to hear an update on where negotiations stand and where we're headed from General Secretary-Treasurer Fred Zuckerman. Get new contract campaign materials and find out how you can help organize your co-workers to win at UPS. 

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