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TABLE A6
Collective Bargaining Status of Pension Plans, Participants, and Assets
by type of plan, 1995
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 693,404 87,452 $2,723,735 69,492 39,736 $1,402,079 623,912 47,716 $1,321,657
Collectively bargained plans 17,081 27,098 933,823 8,781 18,903 727,805 8,300 8,196 206,018
Noncollectively bargained plans 676,323 60,354 1,789,912 60,711 20,833 674,274 615,612 39,521 1,115,638

1/ Asset amounts shown exclude funds held by life insurance companies under allocated insurance contracts for payment of retirement benefits. These excluded 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 plan years beginning in 1995.

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