International Pension Fund (IPF)

The Bricklayers and Trowel Trades International Pension Plan was established in 1972 by the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers, and various Contractor Associations. It is financed by employer contributions established in collective bargaining agreements between the Union and employers participating in the International Pension Fund (IPF). Employees can not contribute to the Plan. The Bricklayers and Trowel Trades International Pension Plan is administered by a Board of Trustees consisting of an equal number of representatives of the Union and an equal number of representatives of the employers. They serve without compensation.

The Trust Fund is separate from, and not a part of, the International Union or any employers' association. The U.S. Treasury advised on December 18, 1973, and confirmed for ERISA purposes on December 20, 2016, that the Fund constituted a qualified trust under Section 401(a) of the Internal Revenue Code and is therefore exempt from Federal income taxes under provisions of Section 501(a). Under this Plan, there are normal, unreduced early retirement, early retirement, deferred vested, disability and pre-retirement survivor pensions, as well as death benefit provisions. A description of each type of pension available under the Plan, when you are eligible to receive a pension, and how much you will receive are described in the Summary Plan Description.

Contact International Pension Fund

620 F Street, NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20004

Phone: 202-783-3788

Fax: 202-347-7339

Plan Administrator: Lester Kauffman 

Phone: 1-888-880-8222 or 202-638-1996.


Please provide your name, IU membership number, and mailing address when requesting information via email.

Request a Pension Estimate:

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Payroll Requests:

Request Electronic Deposit:

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Request a copy of the Summary Plan Description booklet:

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