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Day of Action

Day of Action

 

On May 9, 2017, retirees around the country will take part in activities aimed at drawing attention to the devastating and unprecedented pension cuts authorized by Congress in the Multiemployer Pension Reform Act of 2014. The Day of Action will coincide with the reintroduction of the Keep Our Pension Promises Act of 2017. KOPPA would prevent retiree pensions from being cut and would also address underfunding problems in multiemployer pension plans.

See below for a list of the activities planned for the Day of Action. Visit our Facebook page for tips on how you can get involved. Unless otherwise noted, all activities will take place on Tuesday, May 9th.

Briefing on Keep Our Pension Promises Act (May 8)

  • Activity: Briefing for congressional staff on the 2017 Keep Our Pension Promises Act
  • Location:
    608 Dirksen Senate Office Building
    Washington, DC  20510
  • Time: 2:00-3:00 p.m.
  • Date: May 8, 2017
  • View flyer

Keep Our Pension Promises Act Introduction (May 9)

  • Activity: Press Conference to introduce the Keep Our Pension Promises Act
  • Time: 12:30-1:30 p.m.
  • Location:
    106 Dirksen Senate Office Building
    Washington, DC 20510
  • Watch livestream here
  • View flyer

Pension Rights Center

Florida-St. Augustine Committee to Protect Pensions

  • Activity: Phone calls to the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives and members of Congress

Kentucky Committee to Protect Pensions

  • Activity: Teamsters Local 89, the Kentucky Committee to Protect Pensions, and the Mose Green Club are hosting an event to bring attention to the pension crisis currently facing our nation. Representative John Yarmuth is expected to attend. RSVP on Facebook.
  • Time: 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
  • Location
    Teamsters Local Union 89
    3813 Taylor Blvd.
    Louisville, Kentucky 40215

Local 707 Retirees

  • Retirees will contact members of Congress by making phone calls, mailing postcards and drawing attention to the issue on Twitter. 

Michigan-Jackson Committee to Protect Pensions

  • Activity: Rally in support of KOPPA
  • Time: 8 a.m.
  • Location: Michigan State Capitol

 

  • Activity: Rally in support of KOPPA. Representative Debbie Dingell is expected to speak.
  • Time: 1 p.m.
  • Location:
    Southgate Veterans Memorial Library
    14680 Dix Toledo Way
    Southgate, Michigan

Minneapolis Committee to Protect Pensions (May 6)

  • Activity: Meeting featuring Robert Roach, president of the Alliance for Retired Americans. The meeting will also include a discussion of some of the best organizing practices, information on saving retiree pensions, threats to the social safety net and ways to make it stronger. 
  • Date: Saturday, May 6, 2017
  • Time: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Location
    Minnesota Nurses Association
    345 Randolph Ave.
    Saint Paul, 55102
  • View flyer

Missouri – Kansas City Committee to Protect Pensions

  • Activity: Rally
  • Time: 10 a.m. to noon
  • Location:
    EBSA Regional Office
    2300 Main Street
    Kansas City, Missouri 64108
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Musicians for Pension Security

  • Activity: Phone calls to pension fund trustees
  • Time: All day
  • Visit website

National United Committee to Protect Penisons

  • Activity: Screening of Blood on the Mountain
  • Time: 7-10 p.m.
  • Location:
    Akron Civic Theater
    182 South Main Street
    Akron, Ohio 44308

New York Teamsters Pension Information Center, Buffalo NY Committee to Protect Pensions and the NYS Teamsters Pension Crisis

  • Activity: The three groups will contact members of Congress by making phone calls, mailing postcards and drawing attention to the issue on Twitter. 

Ohio-Canton Committee to Protect Pensions

  • Activity: Phone calls and e-mail blasts to members of Congress
  • Activity: Press release supporting the reintroduction of KOPPA sent to local media

Roanoke-Va Committee to Protect Pensions

  • Activity: Rally at Congressman Bob Goodlatte and SenatorTim Kaine's downtown Roanoke offices downtown
  • Location: Meet at Towers Mall at 11 am (upper level in front of Mission Barbecue)
  • Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Save our Pensions – Minnesota

  • Activity: Rally featuring Minnesota Congressmen, Keith Ellison, Rick Nolan and Tim Walz; Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson; representatives of Senators Amy Klobuchar, Al Franken, and Rep. Betty McCollum;  Minnesota AFL-CIO Secretary Treasurer Julie Blaha; Erin Parrish, Assistant Director, Minnesota AARP; Minnesota Pension Rights organizer Steve Baribeau
  • Location: Rotunda, Minnesota State Capitol
  • Time: 2 p.m.

 Wisconsin/Green Bay Committee to Protect Pensions

  • Activity: Meeting
  • Time: 10 a.m. Note: This event will occur on Sunday, May 7th
  • Location:
    Stadium View Bar and Grill
    1963 Holmgren Way
    Ashwaubenon, WI 54304 
  • View flyer

Wisconsin/Milwaukee/SE Committee to Protect Pensions

  • Activity: Meetings with various members of Congress in their district offices
  • Activity: Look Beyond Your Benefits: Hosted in partnership with the Milwaukee County Department on Aging and UAW, this event will connect retirees to community resources and will feature a discussion of the Keep Our Pension Promises Act.
  • Time: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Location
    Italian Community Center, Inc
    631 E Chicago Street
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202
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