Fred Zuckerman Statement on Teamster Pension Crisis


Four hundred thousand Teamsters in the Central States are at risk of losing their pensions and tens of thousands of Teamsters in other funds face the threat of pension cuts.

The clock is ticking to find solutions to the pension crisis and at this critical hour the Hoffa-Hall administration is at odds and in disarray.

In the span of just a few days, General President Hoffa and General Secretary-Treasurer Hall threw their support behind competing pension proposals.

Neither one of them provided the details that Teamster officers, members and retirees need to evaluate the plans.

Hoffa and Hall regularly make empty calls for unity. But many years into the pension crisis, they cannot put forward a united plan to save Teamster pensions. Instead, they are squabbling while Teamster pensions burn. 

This is worse than weak leadership. It is a betrayal on one of the most profound crises facing Teamster members, retirees and their families.

The pension crisis needs a solution and we will support a viable solution.

Teamsters and retirees have the right to the details about the proposed plans—and they have a right to a viable legislative proposal that will protect Teamster pension plans and the retirement security of Teamsters and retirees.

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