We had to get a number of hours in an exact period to maintain our pension increases. They never actually alloweed the few affected to get these hours. Even though I had been vested in the pension for over 10 years. The union officials who masterminded this plan have since been removed from office by the feds, for stealing pension funds.
Employment / Labor Attorney
I assume you want to know if you can do anything about this. This is a complicated area of law which is highly regulated by the Department of Labor. You may want to contact the DOL to see if it is aware of any related litigation that you might be able to join in. Otherwise, you will need to find an attorney who knows about union pension funds. You might try attorney Robin Potter in Chicago or David Lee in the Loop.
If they cannot help, you can find a plaintiffs employment attorney on the National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA) web site www.nela.org. NELA is the largest and most influential bar association in the country for attorneys representing working people. You can search by location and practice area. Also, NELA has affiliates in every state and many cities which are listed on the NELA site. Not all NELA attorneys are named on the web site or affiliate site. This should not influence your selection; attorneys can choose whether or not to purchase a listing in the national directory, and each affiliate has its own rules for listing.
I hope you can resolve your situation and wish you the best.
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