Senator Brown and Congressman Neal Make Changes to Butch Lewis Act
September 11, 2018
Amended Butch Lewis Act would not help AFM-EPF
The Trustees were made aware last week of significant changes that Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Congressman Richard Neal (D-MA) have made to the Butch Lewis Act.
Disability Pension Benefit Changes Explained
August 21, 2018
On May 31, 2018, the Fund notified participants of certain changes to the Disability Pension Benefit requirements. This notification, called a "Summary of Material Modifications," can be found by clicking here or by visiting the Recent Mailings page of the AFM-EPF website. The Trustees thought participants would appreciate further background as to the reasons the changes were made.
Joint Select Committee Hears Differing Views on Multiemployer Pension Crisis
July 27, 2018
The Joint Select Committee held its fifth hearing on Wednesday, July 25, entitled, "How the Multiemployer Pension System Affects Stakeholders." Video of the hearing is available on the Joint Select Committee website.
Joint Select Committee Announces July 25 Hearing
July 24, 2018
The Joint Select Committee on the Solvency of Multiemployer Pension Plans has announced that its next hearing will take place on Wednesday, July 25 at 10:00 a.m. ET.
The hearing is entitled "How the Multiemployer Pension System Affects Stakeholders."
Joint Select Committee Hears Directly from Pension Participants
July 14, 2018
The Joint Select Committee on the Solvency of Multiemployer Pension Plans held its fourth hearing in Columbus, Ohio on Friday, July 13. This field hearing, entitled, "Understanding What's at Stake for Current Workers and Retirees," featured testimony from participants and small businesses whose multiemployer pension funds are in "critical and declining" status.