Coalition Letter on Multiemployer Pension Crisis

Wednesday, September 2, 2020 - 11:45am

September 2, 2020

The Honorable Nancy Pelosi, Speaker
U.S. House of Representatives
Washington, D.C. 20515

The Honorable Mitch McConnell, Majority Leader
U.S. Senate
Washington, D.C. 20510


The Honorable Kevin McCarthy, Minority Leader
U.S. House of Representatives
Washington, D.C. 20515

The Honorable Chuck Schumer, Minority Leader
U.S. Senate
Washington, D.C. 20510

The undersigned employers urge Congressional leaders to enact legislation that will stabilize the
multiemployer pension system. Stabilizing the multiemployer system will protect the retirement
benefits that workers and retirees have earned and encourage and incentivize employers to
expand their businesses and workforce.

The Central States, Southeast, and Southwest Areas Pension Plan (“Central States”), along with
approximately 120 other multiemployer pension funds, are rapidly running out of money to pay
retirement benefits. Both Central States and the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC)
multiemployer program are projected to become insolvent in 2025 if relief is not provided soon.
If these pension funds and the PBGC run out of money to pay benefits, almost 1.5 million
participants and beneficiaries will have their retirement benefits redu ced to virtually nothing.
This would have a devastating impact on these individuals and their families, on contributing
employers, and on local communities.

It is critical that Congress and the Administration work together to provide desperately needed
relief to the multiemployer pension system and the PBGC as soon as possible. As part of that
relief, Congress should include common sense reforms to the multiemployer pension rules to
ensure that plans are sufficiently funded to satisfy future obligations. These reforms will help
protect the multiemployer system from a future crisis.

We thank you in advance for your attention to this letter and your efforts to safeguard the
pensions of millions of hardworking Americans.

Sincerely,

A & B Freight Line, Inc.
ABF Freight System, Inc.
Active USA
Advantage Trucking LLC
AGC Houston
AGC NYS
AGC of Alaska
AGC of Colorado
AGC of DC
AGC of Michigan
AGC of Missouri
AGC of Northwest Ohio
AGC of Ohio
AGC of the Quad Cities
AGC of Western Kentuck y
AGC of Wisconsin
AGC Oregon -Columbia Chapter
Air Express
Alberici Constructors, Inc.
All Star Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram
American Licorice Company
Anderson Brothers Moving & Storage Company
Annabelle Candy Company
Apple Autos - Apple Ford Shakopee
Aptim Federal Services, LLC
Aptim Services, LLC
Arizona Chapter -AGC Arrowhead Concrete Works, Inc.

Associated General Contractors of Illinois
Associated Wholesale Grocers
Auto Releasing, Inc.
Azcon Corp.
B & D Trucking Co.
B H Craig Construction Co., Inc.
Baker's Gas & Welding Supplies, Inc.
Barry Trucking Inc.
Barton Malow Company
Baumhardt Sand and Gravel Inc.
Beech -Nut Nutrition Company
Best Block Company
Beuckman Ford, Inc.
Big C Lumber Co, Inc.
Bimbo Bakeries USA, Inc.
Blois Construction, Inc.
BMWC Constructors, Inc.
Boh Bros. C onstruction Co., L.L.C.
Bolton Pratt Company
Bowen Engineering
Branick Industries, Inc.
Breckenridge Material Company, Inc.
Breckenridge of Jefferson County, Inc.
Breckenridge of O'Fallon, Inc.
Breiholz Construction Company
Brin Glass Company

Broadway Ford Truck Sales
Brockland Buick GMC
Brooks Construction
Brown's Ice Cream Co.
Building Contractors Association of NYC
C J Link Lumber Co
C.W. Marsh Company
Calumet Civil Contractors Inc.
Carenbauer Distributing Corp.
Cash Concrete Products, Inc .
Cassens & Sons, Inc.
Cassens Transport Company
Central Supply Co. Inc.
Chappell & Zimmerman, Inc.
Chemsteel Construction
Chicagoland AGC
Christman Constructors, Inc.
City of Peshtigo
Claycomo Releasing, Inc.
Construction Employers Association
Construc tors Association of Western
Pennsylvania
Contractors Association of Eastern Pennsylvania
Contractors Ready Mix
Convention Distribution Services, Inc.
Cornerstone General Contractors
Crowley Maritime Corp. Culligan
of Terre Haute, Brazil, & Rockville,
IN
D&B Trucking
D.W. Dickey & Son Inc.
Dairy Farmers of America Inc.
Dan's Excavating Inc.
Davis Construction
Dennis Trucking Co. Inc.
Devon Industrial Group, LLC
DHL
DK Contractors, Inc.
Doan Companies
Dobson Industri al Inc.
Don Brown Chevrolet, Inc.
Duluth Ready Mix Inc.
Duluth Transit Authority
Eagle Drayage Co, Inc.
ECCO Equipment
Edward J. White, Inc.
Edward R. White Contractor, Inc.
Elderlee, Inc.
Emerick Construction Company
Erickson Transport Corp.
Event Media, Inc. dba. Complete Crewing, Inc.
Excel Construction
F K Ketler Co.
F&W Construction Company Inc.
Fargo Glass and Paint Co.

Federal Warehouse Company
Ferguson Block Company, Inc.
Ferrous Processing & Trading Co.
Flynn Paving Company
Force Construction Co., Inc.
Forest City Erectors Inc.
Foundation Steel
Frank Fischer Inc.
Freeway Ford LLC
Frye -Williamson Press, Inc.
Gaunt & Son Asphalt, Inc.
General Building Contractors Association
Geo. F. Alger Company
George J. Igel & Co., Inc.
G ibson Door & Millwork, Inc.
Gradex, Inc.
Granite Construction Co
Gundlach Champion
H. J. Eppel and Company Inc.
Haier Plumbing & Heating, Inc.
Hall Brothers Lumber Co.
Hammersley Stone Company Inc.
Hart Engineering Corp.
Heads Construction Inc.
Heding Truck Service, Inc.
Helmkamp Construction Company
Hennes Services Inc. Highland Machine Co.

Houghton County Road Commission
Howard L. Bowers Contracting Co. Inc.
Hoyt, Brumm & Link Inc.
Iannelli Construction Co. Inc.
Independent Mechanical Industri es
Indiana Constructors, Inc.
Infinity Construction Co., Inc.
Isemoto Contracting Company, Ltd
J&B Acoustical, Inc.
J. E. Dunn Construction Company
Jack Cooper Transport Company
James Peterson Sons, Inc.
Johnny Londoff Auto Group
Johnson Contractors, Inc .
JR Jensen Construction Company
J.W. Cole and Sons
K & T Switching Service, Inc.
Kankakee Valley Construction Co.
KC- AGC and Builders’ Association
Keller Truck Service, Inc.
Kenosha Releasing, Inc.
Key Cadillac, Inc.
Kirscher Transport Inc.
Knowlan's Super Markets, Inc.
Kokosing Inc.
Kuert Concrete, Inc.

Kuhlman Corporation
Lake Beverage Corp.
Lakehead Constructors, Inc.
LaKing Trucking Inc.
Larson -Danielson Construction Co. Inc.
Lawler Construction
Leicht Transfer & Storag e Co.
Lenzen Chevrolet -Buick, Inc.
Mackinaw Transfer Inc.
Magra, Inc.
Mancini’s Bakery Inc.
Manhattan Beer Distributors
Martin & Company Excavating
Master Builders’ Association of Western Pennsylvania, Inc.
Mathie Supply Inc.
Mayfield Transfer, Co., Inc.
M c Nally - Nimergood Co.
McDowell Tire Co.
Merlo Automotive Group Inc.
Merrill Sand & Gravel Inc.
Messina Concrete Inc.
Messina Floor Covering
Metzger Building Materials Co.
MGA, Inc.
Midwest Steel, Inc.
Miller Transports, Inc.
Miracle Express Inc. Missouri Petroleum

MJ Kellner Co. Inc.
Monarch Welding & Engineering
Monterey Mechanical Co.
Mortenson
MTW, Inc.
Murnane Packaging Corporation
Nash & Sons Trucking Inc.
Nemeth Glass Inc.
Nestlé
Nevada Contractors Association
New Berlin Redi -Mix, Inc.
New P enn Motor Express
Nissen Lumber and Coal Co. Inc.
North Electric Supply Co.
Northern Illinois Building Contractors
Northern Lakes Seafood & Meats LLC.
Northville Downs
Nurminen Construction Corp.
O&G Industries
Ohio Contractors Association
Olsen Fish Co mpany
Otto Construction
Overland Metals LLC
P&C Construction
Palmer Moving
Panzica Construction Company

Parke Warehouses
Pence/Kelly Concrete LLC
Peoples Cartage, Inc
Phend & Brown, Inc.
Phillips Interior/Exterior Systems, Inc.
Piggly Wiggly Midwest, LLC
PJ Dick, Inc.
Prairie Farms Dairy
Precision Vehicle Solutions LLC
Prestressed Casting Co.
Production Management
Quality Landscape Service
R. C. Hendrick & Son, Inc.
Raineri Building Materials Inc.
Reymond Products International, Inc.
Rich Gull et & Sons, Inc.
Rinderknecht Associates Inc.
Ritenour Group
Ritschard Bros., Inc.
River City Ready Mix, Inc.
Roberts Motors, Inc.
Rock River Ready Mix Inc.
Roma Bakery Inc .
Rosauers Supermarkets
Rose Brick LLC
Rosemont Exposition Services
Roth’s Fresh Markets Royal Air Freight, Inc.

Ruben E. Smith Construction
S & E Enterprises
S J D Construction Co.
Sabiston Builders Supply Inc.
Savor Street Foods, Inc.
Saxon Auto Group
Schnuck Markets, Inc.
Schroeder Truck Repair
Schwebel Baking Company
Seals Construction, Inc.
Sealy Mattress Manufacturing Company LLC
Sears Imported Autos, Inc.
Serra Brothers Inc.
Service Steel -Van Pelt Corporation
Shook Construction
Sieveking, Inc.
Smock Fansler Corporation
Spancrete
Spangler Candy Company
SpartanNash
Spec 7 Group, L LC
Special Mine Services, Inc. - Kentucky
Location
Spence Brothers
St. Marys Trucking Company
Standard Forwarding
Stang Sales and Service

Statewide Trucking Inc.
Sterling Industrial, LLC
Stimpel- Wiebelhaus Associates
Sun Prairie Concrete, Inc.
Sunset Auto Co. Inc.
Superior Linen Supply Company
SVS Vision, Inc.
Swank Construction Company, LLC
T. U. Parks Construction Company
Tarlton Corporation
Technical Products, Inc.
Tesar Industrial Contractors
The Boldt Company
The Great Lakes Construction Co
The He arn Paper Company
The Hoosier Company
The JM Smucker Company
The Kroger Co.
The Levy Company
The Ruhlin Company
The Standard Group - Louisville, KY
The VMJR Companies, LLC
The Walbridge Group, Inc.
Tobey's Construction & Cartage, Inc.
Toebe Construction LLC
Toledo Caisson Corporation
Toledo Shredding, LLC. Tramonte Distributing Company

Transit Management of Racine Inc.
Triangle
Trierweiler Construction & Supply Co., Inc.
U.S.M.M., Inc.
Union Concrete and Construction Corp.
Union Engineering Company
United Dairy Inc.
United Natural Foods, Inc.
United Plumbing & Heating Supply Co.
United Ready Mix Inc.
Universal Oil Inc.
UPA Production Services
U nited P arcel Service (UPS)
UPSCO, INC. dba United Freezer & Storage Company
USF Holland Inc.
Valen tine Contractors, Inc.
VCNA Prairie LLC
Verst Logistics
Vortex Marine Construction, Inc.
Wabash Valley Asphalt Co. LLC
Walsh & Kelly, Inc.
Weber Chevrolet Co.
Whitaker/Ellis Builders
White Dove Mattress Ltd.
Wildcat Trucking Inc.
Willis Day Storage Co.

Wm. Aupperle & Sons, Inc.
YRC Freight