The U.S. House of Representatives last week passed the Rehabilitation for Multiemployer Pensions Act, also known as the Butch Lewis Act. Named after a late Cincinnati Teamster who fought pension cuts, the Butch Lewis Act would create a loan program to help failing pension plans meet their commitments. Among those on Capitol Hill last week urging passage of the bill were leaders of the DC Musicians Union(photo), and American Federation of Musicians president Ray Hair urged the Senate to “quickly step up to protect the pensions of over a million working people—including thousands of musicians.”
photo courtesy DC Musicians Facebook page
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