PBGC: Airline must demonstrate why pensions need to end
In the wake of American Airlines' announcement that it plans to terminate its pension plans as part of its bankruptcy reorganization, the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation has reiterated the company should reconsider the move.
By Andy Stonehouse|February 02, 2012 at 09:37 AM
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In the wake of American Airlines’ announcement that it plans to terminate its pension plans as part of its bankruptcy reorganization, the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation has reiterated the company should reconsider the move.
“Before American takes such a drastic action as killing the pension plans of 130,000 employees and retirees, it needs to show there is no better alternative,” said Josh Gotbaum, PBGC director. ”Thus far, they have failed to provide even the most basic information to decide that.”
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