(Mid-America Pension Rights Project): Western Pennsylvania Teamsters fund seeks benefit reductions

Via Pensions & Investments By Hazel Bradford Western Pennsylvania Teamsters and Employers Pension Fund, Pittsburgh, applied for permission to reduce benefits to remain solvent, according to the Treasury Department website listing applications under the Kline-Miller Multiemployer Pension Reform Act of 2014. As of Jan. 1, 2017, the pension fund had $718.4 million in assets and $2.2 billion in liabilities, according to its most recent Form 5500; it … Continue reading (Mid-America Pension Rights Project): Western Pennsylvania Teamsters fund seeks benefit reductions

(Mid-America Pension Rights Project:) Sweet Taste of Victory for Peeps Union Workers as Judges Rule Against Candymaker

Via SFGATE By Damian Paletta, The Washington Post When they went on strike in 2016, members in the union for marshmallow makers chanted, “No justice, no Peeps!” And on Thursday, a federal appeals court said the Peeps workers had a point. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit ruled that Just Born Quality Confections, the firm in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, that makes the candy … Continue reading (Mid-America Pension Rights Project:) Sweet Taste of Victory for Peeps Union Workers as Judges Rule Against Candymaker

Iron Workers union plans allege West Mifflin company failed to pay contributions

Via pennrecord.com By Louie Torres, PennRecord November 7, 2017 Labor union plans based in Pittsburgh allege that a West Mifflin company has failed to pay contributions for certain months in 2017. Greg Christy and David D. Daquelente, on behalf of the trustees of the Iron Workers Welfare and Pension Plans of Western Pennsylvania and the Iron Workers of Western Pennsylvania Profit Sharing Plan, et al. … Continue reading Iron Workers union plans allege West Mifflin company failed to pay contributions

Pension Benefit Guaranty sues Fay Construction over terminated pension plan

via PennRecord by Louie Torres, PennRecord July 19, 2017 PHILADELPHIA — A government corporation dealing with terminated pension plans is suing Fay Construction Co. Inc., as plan administrator for the Fay Construction Co. Inc. pension plan, alleging breach of contract. The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, a government entity located in Washington, D.C., filed a complaint on June 16 in U.S. District Court for the Eastern … Continue reading Pension Benefit Guaranty sues Fay Construction over terminated pension plan

Vote Cuts Pension Checks for Retirees

via Altoona Mirror by Kay Stephens, Altoona Mirror July 5, 2017 About six months ago, the Blair County Retirement Board voted to cut the percentage being used to calculate part of an employees’ monthly pension payment, based on money the employee contributed. Instead of 7 percent, the board agreed that 4 percent would be used. And since that vote, the change has been hitting home … Continue reading Vote Cuts Pension Checks for Retirees

Methodist LeBonheur Pension Draws Lawsuit

via commercialappeal.com, by Kevin McKenzie, The Commercial Appeal, July 13, 2016 Mary L. Brace has had no problem collecting her monthly $670 pension checks from Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare since she retired as a registered nurse in 2009. Still, a newspaper advertisement and an attorney from a Pennsylvania law firm have led Brace to be the lead name on a federal lawsuit claiming the Memphis … Continue reading Methodist LeBonheur Pension Draws Lawsuit

Carpenters’ Union Alleges C.F. Bordo Failed to Pay Labor Fees

via Penn Record, by Annie Hunt, pennrecord.com, February 24, 2016, A Pittsburgh carpenter’s union is suing a Dunmore construction company, alleging failure to pay labor fees. Carpenters Combined Funds Inc., by administrator James R. Klein, filed a lawsuit Feb. 15 in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania against C.F. Bordo Inc., James Bordo, Ceaser F. Bordo and Leslie Bordo, alleging violations of … Continue reading Carpenters’ Union Alleges C.F. Bordo Failed to Pay Labor Fees