Group mobilizes Wisconsin Teamsters against pension cuts

Group mobilizes Wisconsin Teamsters against pension cuts

ASHWAUBENON, Wis. – A group is urging Wisconsin retirees to fight against proposed pension cuts.

More than 300 retired Teamsters attended a meeting Saturday in Ashwaubenon. Those attending got an update on the fight against the Central States Pension Fund’s request to cut pension payments to remain solvent.

Green Bay Press-Gazette Media reports an estimated 40,000 retired Teamsters in Wisconsin would be affected by the cuts.

Bob Amsden is co-chairman of the Wisconsin Committee to Protect Pensions, based in Milwaukee. Amsden told the crowd to fight for their rights and “get in their face in Washington.”

The other co-chair, Bernie Anderson, said retirees need to mobilize quickly. Anderson urged them to send letters to members of the Senate Finance Committee in the next two weeks before the panel takes up the issue.