Workers’ pensions are being endangered by both Congress and those charged with overseeing them. The Teamsters and our members are standing united to say “No!” to cuts and “Yes!” to greater retirement security!
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With a deadline looming, union stresses need to reach retirement security resolution.
(WASHINGTON) – More than 150 Teamster workers and retirees headed to Capitol Hill today to urge their members of Congress to support pension reform changes that would protect the retirements of some 1.5 million Americans that are currently jeopardized.
The bipartisan House-Senate Joint Select Committee on Solvency of Multiemployer Pension Plans was created earlier this year and ordered to work on a fix to the looming pension crisis. It has until Nov. 30 to come up with a solution that can then be forwarded to the rest of Congress for consideration.
Lawmakers need to get to work to enhance pension security, protect nest eggs of workers.
Teamsters are going from coast-to-coast talking about need to approve the Butch Lewis Act.
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These Workers were moved to tears over their pensions. Watch the video below.
A Milwaukee man who has been among leaders of a movement to secure government help for troubled pension plans urged members of Congress Wednesday to “think, pray and do what’s right” for retirees threatened with loss of much of their pensions.
Today, Teamsters joined lawmakers at a hearing of the Joint Select Committee on Solvency of Multiemployer Pension Plans to make their voices heard on the need to protect retirement security for thousands of working families.