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the Boilermaker Reporter

Volume 41, Number 2
Mar 2002 to Apr 2002

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Coverage of the 34th annual LEAP conference; 2002 Construction Conference; L-146 builds largest vacuum tower; Social Security is stronger than ever; History of Local 359; recent settlements; and much, much more ...

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Use Your Contract To Protect Your Pension

Charles W. Jones, International President Emeritus

Pension reform bills in Congress are weak

In the months following the Enron collapse, members of Congress started talking about all kinds of reforms -- tax reforms, accounting reforms, pension reforms.

Reporter  V41N2

Rights In Conflict: How can you represent two members involved in a dispute with each other?

You must protect the rights of both members based on the facts and the contract, not popular opinion

Some of the most difficult grievances arise when the best interest of one member conflicts, or appears to conflict, with the best interest of another. For example, if you file a grievance for a member who isn't getting assigned overtime that he believes is rightly his, those members getting the improperly assigned overtime may feel you are taking money out of their pockets — even if the company is clearly violating the contract.

Reporter  V41N2

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