Thousands of retired Teamsters will rally in Washington this week for their most public stand yet to protect their pension checks.

One organizer estimates 2,000 union retirees will travel to the nation's capital to lobby their elected representatives on Wednesday and rally Thursday on the Capitol lawn. They hail from Kansas City and rural Illinois, from Florida and North Carolina, from Wisconsin, Tennessee, Nebraska and other states.

They hope a Washington stage will help spread their story.

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