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11/7/2018 Industry News
Your Support Needed

Eastern Contractors Association invites you to participate in a letter writing campaign in support of the federal GROW Act, a multiemployer pension reform solution.
The Joint Select Committee on Solvency of Multiemployer Pension Plans was established on February 9, 2018 to improve the solvency of multiemployer pension plans and the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC). The joint committee's recommendations and legislative language is due no later than November 30, 2018.
In order to ensure our voices are heard before then, we encourage you to submit a letter to the chairmen of the Joint Select Committee (Orrin Hatch & Sherrod Brown) expressing support for the inclusion of the GROW Act in their final report. The GROW Act protects pensioners and, at the same time, eliminates withdraw liability.
The letters will be a precursor to legislative visits in Washington D.C. that ECA will be doing along with our colleagues through the Finishing Contractors Association (FCA) on November 15 to sit down and discuss the letters and the GROW Act face-to-face with lawmakers.
For those of you willing to participate please follow these instructions: Contractor Support Letter Instructions
1. Download this letter and copy and paste it onto company letterhead and sign;
2. Scan and email the signed letter to Mike Oscar ( and cc ECA's Laura Regan (

Please submit your letter by November 9.
Thank you for your assistance with this important matter.