A member asked me to post a link to the following articles. Teamsters voice anger with pension trustee - Cincinnati.com Emotions ran high Saturday morning as current and retired Teamsters learned the gory details of why their pensions were being cut. Many could not contain themselves when they found that $6.1 million in union funds are being used to pay lobbyists to persuade lawmakers to vote for pension cuts. Report: Cincinnati-based Teamsters misused funds - Cincinnati.com Report released as union's $18 billion pension reduces payouts to retired union members Inflated salaries, questionable spending and a lack of basic financial controls at the Ohio Conference of Teamsters are detailed in a recent report from an all-star federal investigative panel, which included a former FBI and CIA director as well as a former U.S. attorney general. And Cincinnati was the backdrop for the union's problems. The most startling conclusion: The conference spent 70 percent of the money it took from members on things that investigators said didn't benefit members.