Early life[ edit ] Ross was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois.
Post a Comment Hundreds packed a town hall meeting about the pension cuts in Columbus, Ohio. Central Ohio Committee to Protect Pensions. 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.
Most are facing a reduction of 50 percent. He drove over the road for 33 years, for four different companies that were all solvent while he worked for them.
Organizers for Teamsters for a Democratic Union report anger and activity among retirees on an unprecedented scale. This past month, meetings in Columbus, Ohio, and Kansas City, Missouri, drew and Teamsters and family members, world business report teamster.
Milwaukee saw nearly and Cincinnati more than Scheidt got Local 41 in Kansas City to call a meeting in April ; nearly 3, showed up. The law was written specifically to accommodate the cuts wanted by Central States.
It sets up three tiers of retirees: Their cuts must bring them down to 10 percent above the maximum level previously guaranteed by the federal Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation which the government set up to aid stranded pensioners when their companies or pension funds went broke.
Those who worked for a company that is still contributing. About 1, companies are in this category, most very small.
Their cuts are generally 45 to 50 percent. This group includes UPS retirees pre UPS retirees who retired in or after. If Central States doesn't pay these workers the pensions they're owed, UPS is required to make up the difference.
So the company is eager that these workers' payouts not to be cut. Who Could Fix It? Under the law, the retirees now have the right to vote on the proposalalthough the Treasury Department may overrule them if they vote no. Four trustees are appointed by the Teamsters International and four by contributing employers.
Under the law, the retirees now have the right to make their opinions known, and to vote on the proposalalthough the Treasury Department may overrule them if they vote no.
Feinberg is holding meetings across the country; it was his presence that brought out the big turnout in Columbus December 8.
Feinberg emphasizes, though, that he cannot change the law. Organizing the Advanced The retirees are organizing with old methods and new. He also thinks they need help from other unions, who are seemingly unconcerned.
There are 1, multi-employer pension plans in the U. Bill Lichtenwald had come under fire from the Independent Review Board IRBthe government committee set up by a consent decree to root out corruption in the Teamsters.
The Conference board headed by Lichtenwald routinely approved parties, Christmas bonuses, and extra per diem payments for its officers.
The funds are to be managed by the Pension Rights Center. Local 89 President Fred Zuckerman of Louisville, Kentucky, asked Hoffa to join the fight, but his request has received no reply. The protesting Teamsters have, however, forced their International union to finally, at the deadline for comments this month, issue a letter to Treasury and Feinberg opposing the Central States plan.
Between andthe age for retiring without reduction of your pension will rise from 62 to Anyone may comment here. In fact this tier is those who retired in or after Some additional explanation was added in this section.It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our friend, coworker and long time Teamster Brother, John Cousimano.
RIP 12/30/ - 9/17/ John received the Bronze Star for valor in the Pacific Theater.
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