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Call # KF3512 .W67 2004
Author Wooten, James A., 1958-
Title The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 : a political history / James A. Wooten
Imprint Berkeley : University of California Press ; New York : Milbank Memorial Fund ; Washington, D.C. : Employee Benefit Research Institute, c2004
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Descript. xv, 415 p. ; 24 cm
Series California/Milbank books on health and the public ; 11
Summary/Abstract "This study of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) explains in detail how public officials in the executive branch and Congress overcame strong opposition from business and organized labor to pass landmark legislation regulating employer-sponsored retirement and health plans."--BOOK JACKET
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 293-399) and index
Subject United States. Employment Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 -- History
Pension trusts -- Law and legislation -- United States -- History
Pension trusts -- United States -- History
Alt Author Milbank Memorial Fund
OCLC # 60679128
Table of Contents
 Foreword / Daniel M. Fox, Dallas Salisbury 
 Introduction : "a minor miracle"1
1Policy-making for private pensions : the genesis and structure of a policy domain17
2"The most glorious story of failure in the business" : the Studebaker-Packard Corporation and the origins of ERISA51
3"The 'Bible' in this field" : the president's committee on corporate pension funds and the origins of ERISA80
4"A new legislative era in this country" : pension reform from blueprint to bill116
5"A major American institution...built upon human disappointment" : agenda-setting in the U.S. Senate151
6A green light in the Senate190
7A Donnybrook in the house217
8Enacting ERISA241