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Updated On: Mar 16, 2016

February 2016


Brother and Sister Retirees,

Unless you have been living in a cave or under a rock, you have by now been made aware of the "Multi-Employer Pension reform Act of 2014." This economic nightmare is about to finacially avalanche and cause an earthquake of undeserved hardship on retirees' life, liberty and pursuit of happiness (middle class standard of living).

Also, unless you have become independently wealthy, I hope you have joined your Local Union Retirees Club and become involved in the many rallies and informational meetings taking place to salvage retirees' pensions. We need you and your ideas now; no one else will secure and protect your pension benefits and rights better than you. Retirees must unite in solidarity for our salvation, or we shall most certainly disappear into the dust bin of history. You can and must write, call and email your U.S. Senator and U.S. Representative. You must ask them to endorse, support and vote for two Senate bills--Senate #2147 and Senate #1631. These are the "Pension Accountability Act" and "Keep Our Pension Promises Act" (Koppa).

American workers, senior citizens, retirees and veterans--demand to know who is with us and who is against us. Where were they when we needed them? Elections and votes have consequences. If they are not for us, we cannot be for them. We will remember who our friends were and if they just mouthed a bunch of political bull shit or walked with us in solidarity.

We must not forget our anti-union, petulant, political panderers regurgitating their anuual "right-to-work-for-less" vile legislation. We recognize these panderers, owned and manipulated by plutocrats, oligarchs, Koch Bros., A.L.E.C., tea baggers and other like-minded right-wing miscreants.

We must, with Union pride and loyalty, support our political friends with voluntary contributions, campaign volunteers and votes. There are many credible and qualified pro-Union candidates, and we must re-elect and elect our friends and remove the radical, extreme, anti-union ruffians from government offices. These split-tongue, snake oil salesman must be ejected. Remember, register and vote.

Support and join your Local Union retirees' clubs. You retired from your job, not from your Union. "Pray for the dead; fight like hell for the living." Union yesterday, today, tomorrow, forever. Buy American, Buy Union, Boycott China-Mart. Remeber your Union roots. Keep your eyes on the prize. Preserve the American middle class for your grandchildren. Vote as if you and your family's standard of living depend on it--AND IT DOES.

                                OKLAHOMA RETIREES ASSOCIATION

Teamster Local Union No. 886
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