Tell the Senate to Save Multiemployer Pensions, Support the Butch Lewis Act

The IAM sent a letter urging members of the U.S. Senate to cosponsor and support S. 2254, the Butch Lewis Act of 2019.

This vitally important legislation, led by Sens. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Tina Smith (D-MN), Joe Manchin (D-WV), and Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) would help save financially-troubled multiemployer pension plans while protecting the earned and vested benefits of current and future retirees.

“The Butch Lewis Act is the only solution put forth to date which appropriately and adequately addresses the multiemployer pension crisis by providing a lifeline to plans in critical financial status while maintaining the integrity of healthy multiemployer plans and the PBGC without cutting the earned benefit promises made to our nation’s retirees and working families,” said Machinists Union International President Robert Martinez Jr. “The U.S. House of Representatives version of this legislation recently passed the House with overwhelming bipartisan support. Now it is time for the Senate to act.”

Read the IAM’s letter to Senators supporting S. 2254, the Butch Lewis Act of 2019.

Here’s how you can take action:

1) Use our online form to tell your Senators to pass the Butch Lewis Act

2) Call your Senators at (202) 224-3121 to urge them to co-sponsor the Butch Lewis Act

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