(WASHINGTON) – The Teamsters today hailed the Senate Finance Committee for holding a hearing looking into the need to reform multiemployer pension plans like the Central States Pension Fund, which has proposed slashing the benefits of retirees by as much as 70 percent.
Here is week's update from the Hill.
The Teamsters Union actively advocates on behalf of Teamster members and all of America’s working families at all levels of government. Priority state issues for the 2016 state legislative sessions include:
The Teamsters track certain key votes from members of Congress to show how they align with Teamster priorities. To check how often your Representative and Senators voted with Teamster priorities, please click the links below for the scorecards for the 114th Congress (2015-2016) and 115th Congress (2017-2018).
Ensure Retirement Security for Working Families:
6/26/2017 Letter from President Hoffa to the United States Senate urging Senators to oppose the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017 on the grounds that it retains the 40 percent excise tax on high quality health plans and opens the door to the erosion or elimination of minimum coverage, the weakening of the ACA’s pre-existing condition protections, and allows insurers to charge older adults much higher premiums than under the ACA.
7/18/17 Letter from President Hoffa to House Appropriations Committee Leadership urging opposition to the draft FY 2018 Appropriations Bill for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies.
Transportation Appropriation Riders
7/17/2017 Letter from President Hoffa to House Appropriations Committee Leadership urging removal of anti-driver provisions included in the underlying FY 2018 Appropriations Bill for the Departments of Transportation and Housing and Urban Development (T-HUD) and also urging opposition to any additional amendments that would jeopardize safety.