Amerimix
CrewTracks
EZ Scaffold Corp.
EZG Manufacturing
Federated Insurance
Fraco USA, Inc.
Hohmann and Barnard, Inc.
Husqvarna Construction Products N.A.
Hydro Mobile, Inc.
iQ Power Tools
Kennison Forest Products, Inc.
keson
Mortar Net Solutions
Non-Stop Scaffolding
Southwest Scaffolding
SPEC MIX LLC
Tradesmen's Software, Inc.

Pension Reform

Issue

To protect multiemployer retirement security and prevent taxpayer bailouts, the MCAA participated in a national committee to address long-term challenges facing pension plans.

Over 40 organizations, representing both Labor and Management from across those industries that rely on multiemployer plans as a primary vehicle for providing secure retirement income to employees, have identified a set of private sector solutions to not just strengthen, but enhance the multiemployer system for future generations of retirees.

The Retirement Security Review Commission (“RSRC”) of the National Coordinating Committee for Multiemployer Plans (“NCCMP) released this year their recommendations under a report entitled, “Solutions, Not Bailouts”, which identified 3 basic solutions:

  1. Preservation: Proposals to Strengthen the Current System; includes technical fixes to Pension Protection Act.
  2. Remediation: Measures to Assist Deeply Troubled Plans; includes tools to allow plans to make adjustments before they are in trouble
  3. Innovation: New Structures to Foster Innovative Plan Designs

These steps will help to de-risk the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation.

The full report can be accessed at www.solutionsnotbailouts.com.

Position

The MCAA supports reform that will allow for transition away from the Defined Benefit Plans, ultimately de-risking these plans by paying down the unfunded liabilities while transitioning to alternative type plans. This will result in de-risking for the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (“PBGC”).

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“The MCAA has my back on things I could not possibly be doing by myself.”

Mark Kemp
Superior Masonry Builders, Inc.
MCAA member since 1959

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