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Wisconsin Fights for its Retired Workers

Shepherd Express
Date Published: 
Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Kenneth Stribling retired from the trucking industry after more than 30 years of service. In the years since, however, the 65-year-old Teamster has been working overtime to fight for the retirement he was promised. Like 10 million others, he spent the majority of his career paying into a multiemployer pension fund, often negotiating wage cuts, no pay increase or other benefits, to safeguard his future. But in 2015, he received a letter stating that safeguard could be cut by 55%. He’s not alone.