(WASHINGTON) – The Teamsters Union strongly supports legislation introduced today by Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Rep. Richard Neal (D-MA) that would establish a new agency within the U.S. Treasury Department authorized to issue bonds in order to finance loans to pension plans in financial distress.
(WASHINGTON) – The Treasury Department announced the details for two July conference calls for retirees and participants in the New York State Teamsters Conference Pension and Retirement Fund to provide comments on the proposed rescue plan.
(WASHINGTON) – The Treasury Department announced the details for two public sessions in New York State Teamsters Conference Pension and Retirement Fund retirees and participants to offer feedback on the proposed rescue plan. The sessions will be hosted by the Treasury Department as part of the rescue plan review process as outlined by the Kline-Miller Multiemployer Pension Reform Act of 2014.
(WASHINGTON) – International Brotherhood of Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa and International Vice President John Murphy met with President Donald Trump today at the White House to seek support for the union’s efforts to ensure pension security for Teamster members and retirees. They also discussed other issues of significant importance to Teamsters and their families.
Teamsters won a pension battle in December that could have hurt workers, retirees. But now is the time for a permanent fix.
(WASHINGTON) – The following is a statement from Teamsters General President James P. Hoffa about the continuing resolution (CR) funding bill cleared through Congress and signed by President Obama late last week that will keep the federal government operating until April 28, 2017.
Dear Member of Congress:
Two years ago, Congress passed a funding bill that included a last-minute attachment of the Multiemployer Pension Reform Act which allowed for cuts to retirees pension benefits. The Teamsters opposed passage of the MPRA and have also worked to oppose the massive cuts to plans like Central States that the MPRA permitted. Once again, some members of Congress are trying to sneak bill language into the Continuing Resolution that harms retirees.
New proposal by lawmaker who authored the Multiemployer Pension Reform Act is a non-starter that will only lessen retirement security for thousands of workers.