On The Record

Representative John Kline (R-MN)

House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman

"The multiemployer pension system is a ticking time bomb that will inflict a lot of pain on workers, employers, taxpayers, and retirees if Congress fails to act. Today’s report is a sober reminder that time is running out and sh..."


Anthony "Marc" Perrone

Secretary-Treasurer, United Food and Commercial Workers

"We believe the additional tools for deeply troubled plans that are recommended by the NCCMP, the Retirement Security Review Commission, would go a long way to help us with those plans’ survival."


Sean McGarvey

President of the North America's Building Trades Unions

"... our "Solutions, not Bailouts" plan will work to prevent the need for future taxpayer assistance by dramatically reducing the agency's exposure to plan failures, thereby improving the financial outlook of the PBGC multiemplo..."


William P. Hite & Michael R. Cables

General President United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry of the US of America and Canada, AFL-CIO & President, Mechanical Contractors Association

"We are joining together as representatives of labor and management to ask for your strong support of the multiemployer pension plan proposal that has been developed by the Retirement Security Review Commission of the National C..."


Edwin D. Hill & John M. Grau

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers & National Electrical Contractors Association

"The proposal (Solutions not Bailouts) offers recommendations that address the deeply troubled plans heading toward insolvency, includes technical provisions that will improve the current system and offers new flexible plan desi..."


U.S. Sen.Tom Harkin (D-IA)

Chairman, Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions

"The fact that labor and management were able to come together and agree on a comprehensive proposal to protect the pensions of millions of middle-class families is a significant development."