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Tell Congress: Protect retirees and support the Butch Lewis Act of 2017

Write to your members of Congress and tell them to support S. 2147, the Butch Lewis Act of 2017 introduced by Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH), and H.R. 4444, the Rehabilitation for Multiemployer Pensions Act introduced by Representative Richard Neal (D-MA). These bills offer an innovative, common sense way to shore up funding in severely underfunded multiemployer plans while protecting the earned pensions of retirees and active workers. These bills will undo the devastation created by the Multiemployer Pension Reform Act of 2014 (MPRA), a law that allowed trustees to balance the books of multiemployer plans on the backs of retirees – leading some retirees to face cuts of 50-70 percent. This was cruel and unprecedented.  Tell Congress: Protect retirees and support the Butch Lewis Act of 2017

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