Sorry, I disagree. Many of the 65+ folks are already pulling a pension, social security and paycheck. The work they do are typically straight bids rarely doing drop and hooks. Am not a hater, but wish guys in their late 60's and 70's could go find a hobby so a teamster with kids and a wife can support the family better and not get laid off every winter.
They don't work and collect full pension in my area. Their hours are capped and they accrue nothing for time worked.
I believe out west here if they are over 70 they can work all they want.Pension,social security and wages some of these men are going to die with alot of money.I hope thier families are grateful.
Article 5 Section 1(b) reads: Seniority shall be broken...retirement...
Article 42 Section a reads: Seniority shall be terminated only upon...(6) Receipt of first check from the pension fund for normal or early retirement... Article 42 is supplemental language and could be different in other supplements.
Additionally the fund in my area caps the number of hours retirees are able to work in certain trades, not all trades. That cap used to be 64 hours per month but I believe that is was recently raised to 100 hours. And it does not matter if you are working a union job or non union job in one of those restricted trades. If you work in an area that has different caps or no caps I would say that there could be some argument made for a retiree to start over as a new hire while collecting his/her pension. But the language looks clear to me that you cannot keep your seniority and collect pension checks in both the master and the supplement. If one wants to work long enough I do not see anything stopping them from collection SS while working.