AARP urges the 2nd Circ. To review the ERISA anti-reduction decision

By Beverly Banks (May 5, 2022, 8:34 p.m. EDT) — AARP has backed seven workers’ bids for the Full Second Circuit to re-evaluate a panel’s decision finding that a union’s pension fund did not not violated ERISA’s anti-reduction rule by requiring employees to stop working before receiving early retirement benefits, arguing that the ruling contradicts U.S. Supreme Court precedent.

In a brief filed Wednesday and dated April 22, AARP asked the Second Circuit to grant a motion by seven workers for an en banc rehearing of the court’s decision in March. The three-judge panel determined that the UA Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 22 pension fund did not violate the Employee Retirement Income Security Act…

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