Thousands of retirees and union members held a rally on Capitol Hill to demand that Congress block the Central States Pension Fund from cutting their pensions. Machinists & Teamsters support retirees in their effort to get the Treasury department to reject the Central States application. A decision is expected this Spring.
Members of Local 1542 in Arnprior, ON, recently concluded contract negotiations with Arnprior Aerospace and were able to turn back company proposals that sought to reduce wages, cut holidays and eliminate pensions for current and future employees. Despite assistance from a provincial mediator, the company continued to propose terms that eliminated pensions for new hires