Writing for the New York Sun, Diana Furchtgott-Roth has discovered that the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) dramatically under funded the pension fund for its rank-and-file members.
. . . [T]he SEIU National Industry Pension Plan, a plan for the rank-and-file members, covering 100,787 workers, was 75% funded. That is, it had three-fourths of the money it needed to pay benefit obligations of workers and retirees.
In contrast, a separate fund for the union’s own employees, numbering 1,305, participants was 91% funded. Even better, the pension fund for SEIU officers and employees, which had 6,595 members, was 103% funded.
In other words, the pensions of the union bosses are secure while rank-and-file members’ pensions are at risk.