The Trustees of the Central States Plan are asking the Treasury Department to accept their application to allow drastic cuts to many retirees pension benefits. These cuts amount to more than 60 percent in some cases and that is simply unacceptable. These retirees have earned their pension benefits through years of loyalty and dedication to employers and many even chose to forgo wage increases year after year in order to secure their pension plans.
The International Brotherhood of Teamsters has already submitted comments to the Treasury urging the Department to deny the Central States application. We now need members of Congress to demand that Treasury reject the application as well and we need YOUR help. Take Action NOW!
A sign-on letter is being circulated in both the House and Senate asking members of Congress to urge the Department of the Treasury to protect retiree benefits. Please contact your members of Congress and ask them to sign-on to one of these letters. You can take action here and send an email to your members of Congress or you may call the Teamsters Pension Protection Hotline at 1-888-979-9806 to be connected directly to the offices of your members of Congress to let them know how much this issue means to you.
Teamsters Local Union 916
Teamsters Local Union 916 is made up of over 4,000 hard-working men and women throughout the state of Illinois From Chicago to Carbondale, East Saint Louis to Champaign, members of Local Union 916 occupy positions that are both diverse and traditional. Freight, warehouse and construction, to office workers, food technicians, security guards, civil engineers and paramedics, we think you'll agree that not only is there strength in our numbers, there is also much strength in our diversity!
Local Union 916 represents its members through our Business Representatives, Union Stewards, Division Representatives and the elected Local Union Executive Board. When you have an issue at your workplace which you feel may be addressed by the Union, your Union Steward will help you gather the facts necessary to protect your interests. Should you be unable to locate your Union Steward, and the matter needs to be addressed immediately, you may contact your assigned Business Representative.
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Teamsters Local Union 916 * 3361 Teamster Way * Springfield, IL 62707 * 217-522-7932