Teamsters are on the verge of a victory that will stop devastating pension cuts as part of the upcoming COVID-19 Relief Bill. Take action now to save the pensions of 2.5 million workers and retirees, including over 400,000 Teamsters.Read more
After seven years of concerted effort by thousands of Teamster retirees and our allies, protection of earned pensions may finally be won. Action is still needed to make it happen.Read more
UPDATED DECEMBER 10,2020: The seven-year campaign for pension protection by Teamsters, retirees and our allies has reached an urgent stage. There is a desperate need for pension relief, either in the stimulus bill being worked up, or in the first 100 days of the Biden presidency.Read more
The National United Committee to Protect Pensions (NUCPP) is calling on all active and retired Teamsters to blitz the White House today with calls asking the President to support a pension solution and to be sure it's included in any stimulus plan that crosses his desk. They encourage members and retirees call 202-456-1414 to demand support for defending hard earned pensions that are under attack through no fault of working people.Read more
Now is the time for all Teamsters – active and retired – to contact their Senators to urge that pension protection be included in the new stimulus bill. Congress will reconvene and negotiate the terms of the new stimulus bill next week. This may be our last, best chance to protect earned pensions for Teamsters and all workers.
The $2 trillion stimulus package which passed the Senate and will likely soon be passed by the House, called the “Phase 3” plan to revive the economy, did not include protection for earned pensions. But that fight is alive right now, because a new “Phase 4” bill will be considered in late April.Read more
Both Central States and the National United Committee to Protect Pensions are strongly encouraging active and retired Teamsters to call Congress now and ask them to support the protection of pensions in any legislation that will provide tax dollars to address the pending economic crisis caused by Covid-19.Read more
The 2019 Financial Report of the Central States Pension Fund shows that fund assets dropped to $12.3 billion, as retirement payouts far outstrip the income from employers remaining in the fund. The net loss on the year was $857 million, and the Fund continues to predict insolvency in 2025, unless action comes soon.Read more