I retired from Local 802 in Long Island City, NY after 31 1/2 years of service. I worked for Various Bread Companies in the New York Metro Area that went out of Business. After each company folded I realized I was not getting any younger and didn't want to start at the Bottom again so I retired
I specificlly asked my Local President if I could get a job after I retired to supplement my Pension until I reached the age of 62 and Social Security. I wasn't looking to make a Million Dollars.
He then informed me that I could take any kind of a job I wanted to as long as it wasn't in the Baking Industry in which I retired from. If I wanted to Work in the Baking Industry I would have to Work Beyond a 100 Mile Radious of Local 802's Jurisdiction or Jeapordize losing my Pension and Benifits!
First of all I can't understand why some of you retired members can't work as long as you are not working the same job you had as a Teamster in your area, and why some of us can work as long as we all abide by the rules that I stated above which I abided by as I am fully Retired now. All Teamsters should be treated equally!