Teamster Voice 267 August 2010

Saving Teamster Pensions

July 1, 2010: Teamster members are paying a high price for the pension concessions negotiated by the Hoffa administration.

Philly Teamsters Get Rolled

July 9, 2010: Teamsters who work the movies, commercials, TV and other productions in the Philly area, that includes Atlantic City work, are getting rolled by the IBT and their own local leadership led by International Vice President Bill Hamilton.

The Teamster Benefit Divide

July 1, 2010: Hoffa let UPS pull out of the Central States and gave UPS Freight a free pass on paying Teamster benefits.

Now Teamster members are paying the price.

Freight Teamsters and the Pension Divide

July 1, 2010: The biggest factor at the present time in the pension divide is the threat to the pensions earned by Teamsters at YRC—our union’s largest employer of freight Teamsters, and the la

Pension Bill Stalled in US Senate

July 1, 2010: A bill that could provide help to troubled pension plans is now stalled in the U.S. Senate, but it could still move forward this year, with a push from below.

Upstate New York Teamsters Face Pension Cuts

July 1, 2010: The New York State Teamsters Pension Plan will end 25-and-out and 30-and-out benefits at the end of the year, due to the fact that the plan is underfunded and in the “red zone.”

Members in Meetings: A Good Idea?

Dear Teamster Troublemaker,

I’m a steward, and the supervisor likes to cut deals behind members’ backs; he doesn’t want members present when we meet. Should I bring members into grievance meetings anyway?


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