Global Conference 2010
Special Assistant for Multiemployer Funds, Collective Bargaining Department, UFCW International Union
David Blitzstein is Special Assistant for Multiemployer Funds in the Collective Bargaining Department of the United Food & Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW). In this role, he serves as a trustee on five Taft-Hartley pension funds and two health funds representing a quarter of a million plan participants. In addition, Blitzstein advises the UFCW International leadership on employee benefit policy issues. From 1990 to 2006, he served as director of the Negotiated Benefits Department of the UFCW. A member of the Employee Benefits Research Institute and the National Academy of Social Insurance, he is a director of the Pension Research Council of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. In 2008, Blitzstein was appointed to the Board of Trustees for the Maryland State Retirement and Pension Systems. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, he holds a master′s degree in labor studies from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.