ARE YOU REGISTERED ON ERTS?
If you are working in the jurisdiction of another Local Union either by taking a dispatch or sent by your employer you must check in with their Business Office and be registered on the Electronic Reciprocal Transfer System (ERTS). ERTS will ensure that your pension and health care benefits are transferred according to your wishes. Failure to do so will result in your benefits being left in the Local Union whose jurisdiction you worked.
You must register at a Local Business Office. The process takes less than 10 minutes. The ERTS system has replaced the old paper reciprocal forms and replaced it with a one time (lifetime) registration. To register at Local 48 call Donna Marshall, 503/889-3668.
Remember you are working under the collective bargaining agreement of the jurisdiction that you are working in. You are accumulating wages, pension, and health & welfare $/hrs under that agreement. For example, if the health & welfare rate in the jurisdiction you are working pays a lower amount per hour into health & welfare, your eligibility will not be the same as when you are working at home. You need to confirm your eligibility with Harrison.
If you are working in a jurisdiction that does not have a defined contribution pension, (like our) 9thDistrict Pension, you will not be receiving contributions. The same applies for a defined benefit pension (like our) Edison.
After you are registered:Check in with the Local Business Office. Tell them you are registered on ERTS.
|Local Union 125 Portland||503-262-9125|
|Local Union 280 Salem||541-812-1771|
|Local Union 932 Coos Bay||541-756-3907|
|Local Union 659 Medford||541-664-0800|
|Local Union 112 Kennewick||509-735-0512|
|Local Union 76 Tacoma||253-475-1190|
|Local Union 46 Seattle||253-395-6500|
Keep track of your hours and please remember that the reciprocity process takes two months. The same time it takes when you are working in Local 48. Your benefits reported from your employer are not due until the 15th of the following month from which you started work. If you wish, check in with the administrators after the 2nd month to confirm contributions have been made on your behalf. This is not required you will receive statements from the administrators throughout the year.
|9th District Pension||503-221-1395|
|Harrison Health & Welfare||503-224-0048 x 1679|
|Pacific Coast Pension||1-800-533-9364|
If you are already registered ask the people you are working with if they are registered.
If you have questions please contact Donna (503) 256-4848 Ext. 221 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or feel free to come into the business office and get registered on ERTS.