Becoming A Member

 

Introduction

You are eligible to participate in the Plan if you work for a Contributing Employer that signed a Collective Agreement with the Local Union and has been accepted by the Trustees.

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When do I Become a Member?

Effective July 2012, you will become a Member of the Plan if your Employer remits 1200 hours (4 quarters of Future Service Credit) to the Fund on your behalf or if you work for that employer for two consecutive years, during which your earnings exceeded 35% of the Years’ Maximum Pensionable Earnings (YMPE) in each year.

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Vesting

Vesting means you are entitled to a pension when you retire. Once you are Vested, you have a right to the pension you have earned, even if you stop working for a Contributing Employer. Effective July 1, 2012 you become Vested as soon as your employer(s) remits 1,200 hours (4 quarters of Future Service Credit) to the Fund on your behalf.

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