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TABLE A6
Collective Bargaining Status of Pension Plans, Participants, and Assets
by type of plan, 1994
Collective
Bargaining Status
Total Defined Benefit Defined Contribution
Number
of Plans
Total
Participants

(thousands)
Total
Assets

(millions)1/
Number
of Plans
Total
Participants

(thousands)
Total
Assets

(millions)1/
Number
of Plans
Total
Participants

(thousands)
Total
Assets

(millions)1/
TOTAL 690,344 85,117 $2,298,556 74,422 40,338 $1,210,856 615,922 44,778 $1,087,700
Collectively bargained plans 16,710 27,140 786,256 9,098 18,886 616,720 7,613 8,253 169,536
Noncollectively bargained plans 673,634 57,977 1,512,300 65,324 21,452 594,135 608,310 36,525 918,165

1/ Asset amounts shown exclude funds held by life insurance companies under allocated insurance contracts for payment of retirement benefits. These funds make up roughly 10 to 15 percent of total pension fund assets.

NOTE: Some collectively bargained plans cover nonbargaining unit employees under a separate non-negotiated benefit structure.

SOURCE: Form 5500 series reports filed with the Internal Revenue Service for 1994 plan years.

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