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Aug 20, 1986: The Kerr-McGee Corp. agrees to pay the estate of the late Karen Silkwood $1.38 million, settling a 10-year-old nuclear contamination lawsuit. She was a union activist who died in 1974 under suspicious circumstances on her way to talk to a reporter about safety concerns at her plutonium fuel plant in Oklahoma.
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AMFA SWA Technician Negotiations Update # 23
AMFA Local 32
Teamsters Fully Ratify AEI Contract
Teamsters Joint Council 3
Teamsters Applaud Putnam County Decision To Reject Republic Services’ Florida Landfill Bid
Teamsters Joint Council 3
IKEA Canada To Pay Damages To The Teamsters Union
Teamsters Joint Council 3
Teamsters Win Settlement for Taxi Driver Barred From Speaking At Public Meeting
Teamsters Joint Council 3
Opposition Grows Against Proposal To Disguise Offshoring
Teamsters Joint Council 3
 
     
A Fight Builds Over Multi-Employer Pensions
Updated On: Nov 15, 2013
Nov. 15, 2013 | PENSIONS | As Congress inches toward proposing legislation that would arguably enable the most significant changes to private pension law in decades, opposition from organized labor is slowly mounting. In addition to the Machinists, the first union to come out strongly against the proposal, the Teamsters, Steelworkers and Boilermakers are now raising concerns…The proposal is controversial because it would breach the so-called “anti-cutback” rules of the 1974 Employment Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) and its 1980 amendment, which prohibits trustees from slashing accrued benefits to current retirees…“The Teamsters believe that we have to protect the integrity of our pension system, that these workers earned these benefits and they deserve to be paid,” [Teamster spokesperson Bret] Caldwell said. “And we’ve got to find a way to do that. If Congress can bail out the banks and these bank CEOs can continue to make hundreds of millions of dollars off the backs of taxpayers, then we think that retirees deserve to be protected.” Full story at In These Times.
 
 
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