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Can a union take your pension away if work in a related job

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can a union take your pension away if work in a related job after you retire
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Hi, thanks for submitting your question today. My name is John. I have over 13 years of legal and consulting experience in this area. I’m happy to assist you with your question today.
Yes, many union pension plans do require that you not be working in a related field in order to collect the pension. They usually have a fixed amount of hours you are allowed to work each month. This practice is currently legal under the law that regulates pensions, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA).
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