Am I the only one here from NY?I received a ballot to except,or reject the cuts.

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  1. Apostolic

    Apostolic Super Moderator Staff Member

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    However I followed the printed instructions to vote on-line.
    After doing exactly what the instructions said,I was given no place to vote on-line.
    I private messaged the one retired Teamster friend on my facebook to see if he had the same problem.
    But haven't seen any reply from him.
    So here I am on the TB board looking to see if there is anyone else that can help me out in this regard.
     
  2. ABFer

    ABFer Super Moderator Staff Member

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    As far as I know you're the only one in the pension fund(s).
     
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  3. Apostolic

    Apostolic Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Well then ABFer that is just dandy,my written notice gave me the website & also informed me if I didn't submit a vote either way.
    That would automatically mean a vote to except the cuts.

    The envelope did contain a paper ballot,to send to an address in Portland,Oregon.
    Or a 877 number to call in a vote,however I figured it would be a lot safer to vote on-line.

    The last date to record a ballot is 9/6/17,so I have a little time left to think over my options.
    I was really hopping to get some support from a few trucking board members from my NYS pension fund.
    Gee I'd think with all the folks that come to this message board,there'd be at least one.
     
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  4. 00mustang

    00mustang JUST LIVING THE DREAM

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    Sorry APO no help here I'M in Central States wish ya good luck
     
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  5. Bubba Gump

    Bubba Gump Active Member

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    Apostolic, I thought you were teamster 707 / overnight / ups freight pension fund? The New York state teamster conference pension fund cuts will pass whether you vote or not. Non votes are yes votes/ and the liability would be more than a billion to PBGC so they would override a no vote. Since your pension fund was a $5,000 dollars a month at thirty years. A 29% cut is still over $3,500 a month. New York conference teamsters probably aren't complaining much to their poor brothers in CSPF.
     
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  6. Apostolic

    Apostolic Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I was in local 118 for just under 21 years.
    My pension is a little under $1000.00,however I'll have a little over $2200.00 per year cut from my pension.
    It will hurt,but it won't kill me,because my wife & I receive social security.
    My wife also gets payments from a pension for her 32 years as a School Bus driver.
    We were also able to stay in her group health insurance,with our school district.
    Which really helps out only costing us 2 grand a year

    I'm no where as bad as a driver I know that had over 30 years,he told me his loss will be $1800.00 per year.
    With the cost of living a single person may be comfortable living on the reduced pension & social security.
    But when your used to living on a pension,& have it cut so much,it would be a big adjustment.

    As for voting I figured it would be a waste of time,like all of the Teamster President votes.
    When everyone I saw after the election & asked said they didn't vote for Hoffa,yet he always was re-elected with flying colors.
     
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  7. mud

    mud Wonderin'

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    Apostolic, if I'm reading your post correctly, for your just under 21 years of service with local 118 you receive a just under $1000.00 per month pension payment?
     
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  8. jimmy g

    jimmy g Kook

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    Said he was in for 21. Maybe didn't get credit for 21? I know i didnt work enough every year to get credit for them all from CSPF.
     

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