About Our Campaign

Unless Congress takes action, Central States will run out of money to pay benefits and your pension will be severely reduced in 2025 or earlier. To address the issues facing Central States, and more than 120 other funds nationwide, Congress, in February 2018, established the Joint Select Committee on the Solvency of Multiemployer Pension Plans. The Joint Select Committee was established in large part because the Butch Lewis Act has not received broad bipartisan support, despite the untiring efforts of retirees, active workers, local union officers and labor unions throughout the country. For more information about the Butch Lewis Act, visit the FAQ page.

The Joint Select Committee had 16 members appointed by Congressional Leadership – composed of equal numbers of House and Senate members from each political party. The Joint Select Committee was charged with producing bipartisan legislation to solve these issues by November 30, 2018, but unfortunately, they were unable to reach an agreement on a legislative solution by the deadline.

Even though the Joint Select Committee has disbanded, Congressional leaders are continuing the Committee’s work towards a bipartisan solution that can pass both houses of Congress and be signed by the President into law.

Visit the Take Action page to email and call your Members of Congress. Tell them to take action to protect your pension benefits.


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