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Pension ammendments after retirement

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worried retiree

I'm a construction worker who retired from my union after 25 years of service and started to collect a monthly pension. (This is allowed at any age by the union, provided that one has 25 years of service) Since I'm still young, I took a government job doing maintenance. At the time of my retirement, this was allowed by the plan. I just got a letter stating that the union has changed the rules, and maintenance jobs by government workers is no longer allowed. Further, if I remain in my current position, they will stop my pension, and I'll be penalized by not being able to collect a pension for 5 years should I retire again. Can the union legally change the rules after retirement? Many others are in the same situation. Thank you in advance for your reply!



Personally I am not sure about whether they can change horses in mid-stream on you. I know we have a good BBS on pension plans at freeadvice.com/law/534us.htm.

I would urge you to contact either an employment law attorney or an estate planning attorney near you about this. You can find one at attorneypages.com.

Mark B. Replogle

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