OK, I have a question for all of the stewards and BAs here. I have an employee who is looking to retire. The local IBT states that because he did not make the required 750 hours of credited service each year of his employment, he is not entitled to any retirement benefits. Our building does not have a guaranteed 3.5hrs, we are under the Air Contract. He went to the local to start the retirement paperwork. They told him he is not entitled to the retirement because he has not exceded the 750 hours per year. The contract states clearly that for those who work 501 to 749 hours per year will receive 9 months of P/T credited service; pp 77, (i)(2). This is the category he falls into. My question is, what action can he take to get the retirement he has earned and deserves? Please do not respond with the usual anti-UPS, anti-management, I hate every thing brown, rhetoric which seems to find its way into every post. This is a serious question and could potentially help one of our own who is getting the run around from the local IBT. Thank you in advance.