Tell Your Senators To Protect Pension Plans
A word from International President Ray Hair
December 10, 2019
After a lifetime of hard work, we all deserve to retire with dignity. Unions negotiated to provide retirement security for millions of working people, but some pension plans are now at risk.
U.S. Senators Chuck Grassley and Lamar Alexander have put forth a proposal that would amend the Butch Lewis Act and make the situation much worse. The Grassley-Alexander proposal would cut retirees’ benefits and threatens the future of the entire multiemployer pension system. Call your senators at 844-551-6921 and urge them to reject the Grassley-Alexander proposal, which would harm the Butch Lewis Act.
Musicians and other working people did not cause this crisis and we should not be penalized because of it. The Grassley-Alexander proposal not only includes big cuts to retirees’ benefits, it also would impose hefty costs that would destabilize multiemployer pension plans like the AFM-EPF.
Call your senators at 844-551-6921 and urge them to reject the Grassley-Alexander proposal, which would harm the Butch Lewis Act. Tell them to support legislation that will provide retirees with their hard-earned benefits and stabilize the multiemployer pension system overall. Anything less is unacceptable.
Musicians standing together have the power to Protect Our Pensions!
AFM International President