Allen Roberts, a Member of the Firm in the Labor and Employment practice, in the New York office, was quoted in "Expert Q&A: Horizon Multiemployer Pension Plan Issues for Employers Facing Collective Bargaining and Union Organizing."

Following is an excerpt:

Is there any issue that unions have been prioritizing in collective bargaining during the first half of 2014?

Collective bargaining priorities and tactics vary across bargaining units, unions, employers and industries. However, a trend in collective bargaining, and contract and benefit fund administration, for those matters, is that unions and multiemployer defined benefit pension plan trustees are demanding much higher employer contributions to shore-up balances for underfunded multiemployer defined benefit pension plans.

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