Teamsters Local 945 Benefit Funds Data Breach Investigation

Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating Teamsters Local 945 Benefit Funds regarding its recent data breach. The Teamsters Local 945 Benefit Funds data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information belonging to over 9,000 individuals.


Teamsters Local 945 Benefit Funds is a benefit fund of the local Teamsters Union chapter that provides benefits and retirement plans for its members. The Teamsters Union is one of the largest labor unions in the United States, representing over 1.3 million blue-collar and white-collar workers. While the Teamsters Union began in 1903 with the merger of The Team Drivers International Union and The Teamsters National Union, Teamsters Local 945 has a more recent history. Officially founded in 1962, Teamsters Local 945 is known for representing waste management workers in northern New Jersey. Headquartered in Wayne, New Jersey, Teamsters Local 945 has grown in membership by acquiring and merging with other local Teamsters chapters.


In August 2022, Teamsters Local 945 discovered that it had experienced a data breach in which the sensitive personal identifiable information in its systems may have been accessed. Through its investigation, Teamsters Local 945 determined that an unauthorized actor may have accessed this sensitive information through a Teamsters Local 945 email account between June 14 and June 29, 2021. On September 2, 2022, Teamsters Local 945 began notifying individuals whose information may have been impacted. The type of information exposed includes:

  • Name
  • Social Security number

If you received a breach notification letter from Teamsters Local 945 Benefit Funds:

We would like to speak with you about your rights and potential legal remedies in response to this data breach. Please fill out the form, below, or contact us at (608) 237-1775 or

If you were impacted by the Teamsters Local 945 Benefit Funds data breach, you may consider taking the following steps to protect your personal information.

  1. Carefully review the breach notice and retain a copy;
  2. Enroll in the free credit monitoring service provided by Teamsters Local 945 Benefit Funds;
  3. Change passwords and security questions for online accounts;
  4. Regularly review account statements for signs of fraud or unauthorized activity;
  5. Monitor credit reports for signs of identity theft; and
  6. Contact a credit bureau(s) to request a temporary fraud alert.

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