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If the union placed money into your retirement and/or 401(A) then you can collect only when you reach the age specified in the plan description and only when you are vested in the plan which would be 10 years in the plan maximum. You have to refer to the plan description to see how many years you need in the plan to be vested and if you are vested then you need to see the age you need be to collect benefits based on your total years of employment.
Also, if you are working in a non-union job in the same industry, then they can withhold your pension payments even if you would otherwise be eligible until you are no longer working that job, which is called union protectionism, and that is legal. Your pension would begin again when you are not working, but you would not get back pay, it just starts paying you again.
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