Comprehensive Pension System Reform Proposals Released
MCAA has been working in a broad national coalition over the past year and a half to address the pressing issue of comprehensive pension system reform. The resulting reform proposals, Solutions not Bailouts: A Comprehensive Plan from Business and Labor to Safeguard Multiemployer Retirement Security, Protect Taxpayers and Spur Economic Growth, was the main focus of the MCAA/QCA 2013 National Issues Conference this May in Washington, DC. The reform proposals document also includes a Brief Summary of the Report and Talking Points.
The reform proposals are indeed comprehensive, yet they still must be translated into legislative language (hopefully enacted substantially in this form) and then respected as passed by the regulatory process. The national campaign to gain enactment of the measure has now begun. Here's how you can help:
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