RESOURCES

INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION OF EMPLOYEE BENEFIT PLANS
https://www.ifebp.org/news/featuredtopics/MPRA/Pages/default.aspx

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF SYMPHONY AND OPERA MUSICIANS
Wage Scales and Conditions in the Symphony Orchestra
Excerpt here

REGIONAL ORCHESTRA PLAYERS ASSOCIATION
Wage Scales and Conditions in the Symphony Orchestra
Excerpt here

REHAB PLAN, UPDATED 2016
AFM-EPF Rehab Plan - updated 2016

RESEARCH

ARTICLES FROM THE  Pension Rights Center

MULTIEMPLOYER FUND FACT SHEET
http://www.pensionrights.org/sites/default/files/docs/multiemployer_funding_fact_sheet.pdf 

NORMAN STEIN COMMENTS LETTER ON BEHALF OF NY STATE TEAMSTERS MPRA APPLICATION
Letter from Norman Stein (Pension Rights Center) to Treasury Dept. on behalf of NY State Teamsters

SUMMARY OF RETIREE CUTBACK PROVISIONS
http://www.pensionrights.org/sites/default/files/docs/151116_prc_summary_of_retiree_cutback_provisions_revised.pdf

 

ADDITIONAL ARTICLES:

WARREN BUFFETT ARTICLE ABOUT PENSION FUNDS AND HIGH FEES
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/27/business/dealbook/buffett-asks-big-money-why-pay-high-fees.html

MILLIMAN ARTICLE ON CENTRAL STATES PENSION FUND AND MPRA
http://us.milliman.com/insight/2016/Central-States-Pension-Plan-and-the-Multiemployer-Pension-Reform-Act/

FORBES ARTICLE ON CRITICAL AND DECLINING STATUS FOR NY TEAMSTERS PENSION
https://www.forbes.com/sites/edwardsiedle/2017/01/03/trifecta-of-imprudence-forensic-investigation-of-critical-and-declining-new-york-teamsters-pension/#3a89de8faa30

JULY 2016 ARTICLE SPECULATING ABOUT THE FUTURE OF THE CENTRAL STATES PENSION FUND
http://www.natlawreview.com/article/future-central-states-pension-fund

AFM LOCAL 6 MARCH 2017 DAVID SCHOENBRUN ARTICLE "MORE FROM THE PENSION FRONT"
https://afm6.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/Musical-News-March-April-2017-FINAL-edited-for-web.pdf

LEGISLATION THAT CREATED MPRA AND THE "HUMAN SUFFERING" LEFT IN ITS WAKE
http://www.benefitslawadvisor.com/2016/10/articles/mpra/the-mpra-one-size-fits-no-one/