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    Default Hoffa Joins Congressional Leaders, Retirees at Rally to Stop Pension Cuts

    (WASHINGTON) – Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa joined Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-Ohio), retiree advocates and hundreds of retirees on Capitol Hill today to call on Congress to protect the earned retirement benefits of millions of American retirees and workers.

    The “Keep Our Pension Promises Act” (KOPPA), sponsored by Sen. Sanders and Rep. Kaptur, would protect workers and retirees from cuts to their earned retirement benefits. The legislation would roll back provisions that were slipped into the fiscal 2015 spending bill approved by Congress last year that made earned pension benefits vulnerable to cuts.

    “We’re here to protect pensions. We have retirees here from all across America and this is just the beginning of our fight,” Hoffa said. “Hardworking Americans have earned the right to retire with dignity.
    https://teamster.org/news/2015/09/ho...p-pension-cuts

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    Default Re: Hoffa Joins Congressional Leaders, Retirees at Rally to Stop Pension Cuts

    That wouldn't be a problem at all if tax payers had the teamsters back like public unions do but unfortunately they don't. Many dem controlled cities went bankrupt because of public pensions not to mention CA's eminent death from public pension debt. Something I don't get:
    Central States Pension Fund trustees/administrators initiated the cuts with Hoffa's blessing. Congress passed the legislation signed by Obama
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    Default Re: Hoffa Joins Congressional Leaders, Retirees at Rally to Stop Pension Cuts

    Quote Originally Posted by bean View Post
    That wouldn't be a problem at all if tax payers had the teamsters back like public unions do but unfortunately they don't. Many dem controlled cities went bankrupt because of public pensions not to mention CA's eminent death from public pension debt. Something I don't get:
    Central States Pension Fund trustees/administrators initiated the cuts with Hoffa's blessing. Congress passed the legislation signed by Obama
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    Default Re: Hoffa Joins Congressional Leaders, Retirees at Rally to Stop Pension Cuts

    Hoffa's about face is all and only about looking for votes in the next election, he knows he's in potential trouble. Don't fall for it. Having said that, I would love to see this KOPPA legislation pass, but we all know it has probably zero chance, which makes it easy for Hoffa to get on board with this after having lobbied behind closed doors for changes to the ERISA laws right along side the freight companies and UPS. These companies have PUBLICLY STATED in the past that the IBT supported the changes to ERISA laws that were put in the recent budget.
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