Originally Posted by dfs
When the 90 strike was setteled they had it so that you were vested on your first day. Now, it was at a low amount, but it does acrue. When did that change? (and more importantly ...why? that was one of the things the union had done right.)
I couldn't tell you the whens and the whys, I'm afraid. I do know that the most recent version of the plan was written in 1996, though.
But it definitely takes 10 years to become fully vested. In Tom Browning's book, for example, he denies that he closed out his career with two starts in KC simply to accrue the necessary service time to get him up to ten years. But that's what happened, coincidentally.