(WASHINGTON) – The following is a statement from Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa after the House Education and Labor Committee today approved H.R. 397, the Rehabilitation for Multiemployer Pensions Act, which would ensure the retirements of some 1.5 million Americans who have paid into such plans.
By Teamsters General President James P. Hoffa
Published in the Detroit News, June 5, 2019
It is encouraging when elected officials can work across party lines to get things done.
FAIRMONT, W.V. ― Joe Brown worked for more than 30 years as a roof bolter at the Federal #2 Mine in Marion County. Installing roof supports is one of the most hazardous jobs in coal mining, essential to the safety of all the other miners.
Dale Hanner, who worked as a truck mechanic for 36 years, tells lawmakers they are going to devastate the lives of thousands if they don't act soon to reform the system.
Subcommittee members said there is no more time to waste to come up with a solution for the nation's retirement woes.
Cindy McDaniel told the House Ways and Means Committee today that it must act to beef up retirement security.
Congress must come together to pass legislation that would protect the retirement promise made to 1.5M Americans whose futures are in jeopardy.
Bipartisan legislation presents opportnity to secure retirements for some 1.5M workers, retirees.