Bob Bolton, a member of the MCAA Board of Directors and the MCAA Government Affairs Committee, discussed the recent Treasury Department decision to veto the Teamster Central States remedial benefit suspension proposal with Labor Secretary Tom Perez at a recent Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce event in Providence, RI.
Bolton raised the issue of the potential impact of Treasury Department Special Master Ken Feinberg’s reevaluation and denial of the Teamster Central States remedial plan and its potentially devastating impact on the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) multiemployer plan insurance fund. He also noted the devastating PBGC premium increases on all well-funded plans in other industries.
In response, Mr. Perez said that the Administration was carefully analyzing the impact on PBGC premiums and the collateral effects on healthy plans in other industries on an ongoing basis. Bolton attended the Rhode Island event just after lobbying the pension reform issue at the MCAA/Quality Construction Alliance National Issues Conference in Washington, DC.