An email I got from TDU in 2013 was the spark that got us going in the Twin Cities. Steve Helle, Sam Karam, David Kremer, Randy Furst, Paul McDaniel, and me met shortly after and got our movement in Minnesota started.Read more
We did it! The Butch Lewis Emergency Pension Relief Act has passed the U.S. Senate and is expected to be signed into law within a week.Read more
UPDATED: After years of grassroots organizing, workers and retirees are on the brink of winning a historic victory this weekend that will save the pensions of millions as part of the American Rescue Plan Act (also known as the COVID-19 Relief Bill).Read more
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.