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Teamsters look to fight pension cuts

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Retired Teamsters fear it will take no less than an act of Congress to undo an act of Congress. Former Morning Glory Dairy employees are among the nearly 40,000 Wisconsin Teamsters who face a 50 percent cut to their pensions under a 2014 law aimed at keeping large pension funds solvent.

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How safe is your pension?

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George Bauer of Troy and Bill Randolph of Collinsville both worked at the old Pevely Dairy processing plant in South St. Louis.

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Is the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. worth propping up?

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U.S. multiemployer pension plans disagree about the value of participating in the cash-strapped federal agency's insurace program.

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Teamster Retirees Demand Trustees 'Stop the Rush' to Slash Pensions in Half

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They thought their pensions were secure—but now they’re fighting to keep them. Retired and active Teamsters in 25 states from Florida to Minnesota received notice this fall that their pensions could be cut by as much as 60 percent, beginning July 1.

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14,800 Minnesotans face deep cuts to their pensions

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Ken Petersen spent 30 years as a Teamster trucker, loading and hauling utility poles, fertilizer and other freight. All those years his employers socked money away for the monthly pension check Petersen has received since he retired from trucking in 2003.

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Independence rally draws pension rights advocate Karen Friedman

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Pension rights advocate Karen Friedman will address area retirees facing huge cuts to their pensions at a rally Thursday in Independence.

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Proposal to slash Teamsters' pension benefits to be discussed tonight

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Facing cuts in their promised pensions of 30%, 50% and even more, retired Teamsters on Wednesday evening blasted the "rescue plan" that the Central States Pension Fund says it needs to save it from going broke.

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Why Retirees Are Losing Their Pensions (AUDIO)

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You didn't read wrong. Retirees, after working for 30 years or more, will lose up to 70% of their pensions. These are some of our neighbors & friends. As a result of Congress' 2015 omnibus spending bill, the pensions of up to 400,000 Americans, many of whom spent lifetimes working here, will see their pensions evicerated.

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Teamsters Local 371 organizes to protest pension cuts

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Fred Lowry, a truck driver for 57 years, is facing a cut of $10,000 a year from his $33,600 annual pension unless federal action is taken on a controversial pension restructuring plan.

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Retiree benefits are facing many threats

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Retirees face a less secure future due to decisions soon to come from the U.S. Supreme Court, due to changes to Social Security and Medicare, and due to the enactment of the Kline-Miller Multiemployer Pension Reform Act. They deserve full disclosure and the truth.

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