Our Trustees recently approved changes to strengthen, secure and provide for the long-term health of the Plan. The changes create new levels of flexibility to make certain the Plan is well funded and able to maintain that status in the future.

GCC/IBT Local Unions representing over 74% of Fund participants voted "YES" to support the changes, and 77.57% of ballots cast by active and retired participants supported the proposed benefit changes.

Since the percentages of both the Local Union and active and retired participant votes were over the two-thirds threshold, the proposed changes have been approved and went into effect on January 1, 2018.