John “Rocky” S. Miller, Jr.
Cox, Castle & Nicholson
Rocky is serving in his third decade as a member of the Board of Directors of the NCCMP as an employer representative. He first became active in NCCMP issues in the early 1980’s. He heads the Labor and Employee Benefits Section of Cox, Castle & Nicholson in Los Angeles, CA. He has served as management counsel to the Southern California Laborers Trust Funds for 35+ years and has represented numerous other Basic Trades funds in Southern California. He has litigated many issues of interest to multiemployer plans, including the successful defense in the U.S. Supreme Court of the Constitutionality of the Multiemployer Pension Plan Amendments Act of 1980. He served on the NCCMP’s Retirement Security Review Commission in the development of its “Solutions Without Bailouts” and the resulting MPRA and the “composite plan” proposal to amend ERISA. He is a member of AGC of America’s Multiemployer Pension Plan Task Force that has been working with the NCCMP to protect and ensure the long-term viability of multiemployer plans.
He has been a member of the U.S. Department of Labor’s ERISA Advisory Council. He has testified before Congress on the unique nature of multiemployer plans and the manner in which Congress should protect and encourage their continued existence and expansion.
Rocky represents AGC of California and many of its individual signatory contractors in day-to-day labor matters in California. He represents developers and agencies in project labor agreement negotiations and administration. He has represented labor management cooperation committees in numerous test case litigations, establishing the rights of individual workers to enforce the requirement that an employer pay prevailing wages. He is active at the State legislative level in prevailing wage and wage-hour legislation and at the agency level in interpretation of the prevailing wage and wage-hour laws to improve enforcement of the laws against scofflaw contractors and to keep signatory contractors and unions on a level playing field with their non-union competitors.