IBEW Local Union 180
Representing Napa & Solano County - California
Business Manager - Herb Watts
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D/B & D/C Change

October 2, 2012

The Trustees have voted to change the method benefit monies are allocated to the prospective pension funds. Currently it is like funds to like funds. Some local unions in the bay area are defined contribution only. If you work any duration you could be harmed by missing out on a defined pension credit. Starting November 1, 2012, defined contribution money coming back will be placed into the defined benefit bucket until a credit is achieved. At that point, all other monies will go into your defined contribution fund. 

The Trust Fund office mailed information to each plan participant of the Inside defined benefit (D/B) and defined contribution (D/C) plans detailing the change.  The informational mailing also included examples of how this change takes effect.  However, some might find it confusing so here are visual examples

Previous System was “like funds to like funds”


New System is “D/B funds first”


More information on your benefits, Inside, Residential and Sound & Communications can be found on the Trust Fund Benefits website is here.

Napa Solano Electrical Workers Trust Fund – BeneSys – For the Inside Agreement


9th District Sound & Comm. Trust Fund – UAS – For S&C and Residential Agreements





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IBEW Local Union 180      Mailing Address: 720 Technology Way Suite B Napa CA 94558      (707) 251-9180      Fax: (707) 251-8040