Craft guilds warring over pension payouts

McNary, Dave
March 2004
Daily Variety;3/18/2004, Vol. 282 Issue 59, p1
Trade Publication
Reports on the details of the lawsuit filed by retirees from the union group Basic Crafts against the Motion Picture Industry Pension Plan. Exclusion of the Basic Crafts retirees from the payout by the pension fund; Allegation that the payout was withheld after the Basic Crafts leaders refused to participate in early negotiations for a new contract to replace their current pact which expires on July 31, 2004.


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