Headline News

Teamsters Retirees To Rally In Washington, D.C. To Protect Pensions


Join Your Brothers and Sisters in Washington to Demand Congress Block Central States Pension Fund from Cutting Your Pension!

Thousands of retirees in the Central States, Southeast and Southwest Areas Pension Fund from across the country will rally in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, April 14, 2016. The retirees will gather outside the Capitol to call on Treasury to deny the proposal by Central States to make drastic cuts to their pensions. They will also ask members of Congress to help find a legislative solution to the fund’s problems. 

Current confirmed speakers include: (listed by speaking order)

Rep. Gwen Moore, (D-WI)

Chandler Goule, Senior Vice President, National Farmers Union

Rep. Debbie Dingell, (D, MI)

Karen Freidman, Executive Vice President, Pension Rights Center

Sen. Rob Portman, (R-OH)

Rep. Tim Ryan, (D-OH)

Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO)

James Conigliaro, General Vice President, IAM

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, (D-MA)

Jeff Cruz, Office of Bernie Sanders, (D-VT)

Rep. Marcy Kaptur, (D-OH)

Sen. Tammy Baldwin, (D-WI)

Sen. Sherrod Brown, (D-OH)

Rita Lewis, widow of Teamsters Local 100 retiree Butch Lewis

Jim Hoffa, General President, International Brotherhood of Teamsters



Thursday, April 14, 2016


Speaking program from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. 

Grounds will be accessible prior to the start of the rally


United States Capitol, West Front Lawn

For more information contact:

Bob Amsden


(414) 688-5010

Mike Walden


(330) 801-1108