Tell Your Members of Congress to Sign On to a Letter Opposing Central States Pension Cuts

Please click on the “Take Action NOW!” link below to quickly urge your members of Congress to reject the Central States application. The letters are formatted and will be sent to your respective Congressmen – it only takes a minute!

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.

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