As I write this Teamster retirees from across the Midwest and South are marching in Chicago to defend workers’ pensions.
They’re rallying at a meeting called by the Central States Pension Fund to brief Teamster officials on plans to cut retiree benefits.
“We’re here today because we worked hard, sometimes gave up raises, to earn a decent pension,” said Greg Smith, from Akron Ohio.
Teamsters like Greg are the life-blood of the growing movement to defend our pensions—and TDU has their back.
TDU Organizer Peter Landon is on the ground today in Chicago helping to organize the rally. TDU has been working with pension committees in various states and providing the logistics for today’s rally.
TDU is going to continue to press the fight to defend pensions.
We’re going to keep making noise and making sure Teamster voices are heard from the Central States Pension Fund to Washington, DC—along with our allies at the Pension Rights Center, AARP and other unions.