Pension - Participation
How You Become A Participant In The Plan
The following classes of Employees are eligible to become Plan Participants upon satisfying the Plan’s rules described in this section.
- Any person who performs work covered by a Collective Bargaining Agreement between District Council 16 of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades or Local Union affiliated with District Council 16 and the Northern California Painting and Finishing Contractors Association/FCA Affiliate or other employers, and for whom the Employer is obligated to make Contributions to the Pension Trust Fund and any person who has previously performed work covered by a Collective Bargaining Agreement between an Employer and District Council 16 or a Local Union affiliated with District Council 16 and who satisfies the requirements adopted by the Trustees.
- Any full‑time salaried officer or representative of District Council 16 or a Local Union affiliated with District Council 16 that extends pension coverage to such officers or representatives pursuant to regulations adopted by the Trustees.
- Any employee of the Board of Trustees who, pursuant to resolution of the Board of Trustees, is included under the Pension Plan.
- Any other persons who, pursuant to resolution of the Board of Trustees, are included under the Pension Plan.
The term “Employee” does not include any self‑employed person, whether a sole proprietor or a partner.
Becoming a Participant
In general, you become a Participant in this Plan on the January 1 or July 1 after you work at least 400 Hours of Service during a twelve-consecutive calendar month period for a Contributing Employer in a job category covered by a Collective Bargaining Agreement between your Employer and any Local Union affiliated with District Council No. 16 of the International Brotherhood of Painters and Allied Trades. Other persons, described above in “Eligible Employees,” are also eligible to become Participants. In determining if you satisfy the 400-hour requirement, Hours of Service in Continuous Non-Covered Employment with a Contributing Employer will also be counted.
Termination of Participation
If you have not attained Vested Status or are not a Pensioner, your participation terminates when you incur a One-Year Break in Service (on the December 31 of a Calendar Year in which you work less than 400 Hours of Service). Once terminated, you again become a Participant after satisfying the 400-hour requirement described above under Becoming a Participant.