The Board of Trustees are Union Members who are appointed to oversee the overall operation and administration of the Union Disability Benefit Plan. Their role is to ensure that:
Trustees are not compensated for time in administering their Plan. Unquestionably, the role of the Trustee to a Trust Fund is at the same time a rewarding and challenging experience. They make themselves available to Members on Disability and intercede on their behalf when necessary, and/or represent the Member when the Member requests that his claim file be reviewed for ongoing disability benefits. However, as with any other assignment, there are duties and obligations upon the Trustees and the law requires that the Board of Trustees perform his/her duties in the manner contemplated by law.
lc: en Role of Trustees - June2005