May a non-vested member withdraw the pension contributions made on his behalf?

No. Pension contributions to the Pension Trust are made by contributing employers in accordance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement with Local #12 and the Agreement of Trust with the Pension Trust. They represent income deferred by the membership from the negotiated wage package. This Plan is not an IRA-type of Plan where monies may be accumulated and withdrawn. Benefits are payable only at retirement or when death occurs prior to retirement. Someone not eligible for benefits forfeits contributions made on his behalf.

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