WELCOME TO THE IBEW LOCAL UNION 972 — BUSINESS MANAGER, TROY FERRELL



 

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AWARE President, Norman Wernet and his staff have dedicated their lives to fighting for the rights of retired Brothers and Sisters. Partnered with the Alliance for Retired Americans, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization of retired trade union members affiliated with the AFL-CIO, Norm and his team strive to ensure social and economic justice and full civil rights for all citizens so that they may enjoy lives of dignity, personal fulfillment and security.

Just because a member retires and moves on to enjoy the fruits of his or hers labor doesn't mean that they don't have a vested interest in what’s going on. Throughout Ohio and our country legislators are passing laws every day that that directly effect both the retiree and their Union. Laws that in some way or another effect Social Security, Pensions, Medicare and Medicaid.

To make sure our retired members are educated and our legislators are held accountable for the laws they pass, both the National and the Ohio Alliance for Retired Americans have put together a couple of sources you should check out.

 

 

As a Union member you have worked hard to get where you are in life and seen the value of joining and belonging to a group fighting together for better conditions. Continue to be a part of our great organizations. Your Union and todays members need to know what effects the retired member and how we can help.

 

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NOTICE TO RETIREES

RECEIVING A NORMAL OR EARLY RETIREMENT PENSION BENEFIT

CONCERNING A TEMPORARY RETURN TO WORK AMENDMENT TO

THE PLAN OF BENEFITS FOR THE NEBF

 

The Trustees of the National Electrical Benefit Fund (NEBF) and the National Employees Benefit Board have approved a temporary Return to Work Amendment to the Plan of Benefits for the NEBF that permits certain eligible retirees to return to covered and contributory employment for a period of time without a loss of pension benefits from the NEBF. Please read the following notice carefully as this amendment does not apply to all retirees or to all electrical employment.

As you are aware, the rules of the Plan generally provide for a suspension of benefits for a retiree who returns to employment in the electrical industry for forty (40) or more hours per month. This temporary Return to Work Amendment changes the suspension rules for certain eligible retirees. Following are the features of the amendment:

1.  The temporary amendment is effective from January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017.

2.  All normal and early retirees with a pension effective date of December 2016 or earlier will be permitted to return to covered and contributory employment only and will be permitted to work for up to 600 hours during the above period without a loss of NEBF benefits. This amendment applies only to the NEBF Plan. (In order to receive benefits from other funds it will depend on the rules of those funds.)

3.  Once an individual has worked for 600 hours in covered and contributory employment during the term of the temporary amendment, the individual will no longer be able to take advantage of this amendment and the normal rules (permitting work in the electrical industry for less than forty (40) hours per month without a suspension of benefits) will apply.

4.  Disability pensioners are not eligible (the existing rules applicable to disabled pensioners remain in effect).

5.  Only retirees who return to NEBF covered and contributory employment will be able to take advantage of this amendment – this amendment will not apply to persons who work for covered employers where no NEBF contributions are required or to persons who work for non-covered employers in the electrical industry.

 

If you are intersted please go to the following link: https://www.nebf.com/nebf/temporary_return_to_work_amendment_/

 

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IBEW 972
INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF ELECTRICAL WORKERS

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