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Help us celebrate 40 years!

Join us as we celebrate 40 years at our "Celebration of Superheroes" reception on Thursday, October 6. Learn more
Karen Friedman on pension fraud

Karen Friedman on pension fraud

A widow gets scammed out a a portion of her pension. Karen Friedman: Financial institutions need "layers of protection" to prevent pension fraud. Watch the video.
U.S. Treasury Department rejects proposed retiree pension cuts

U.S. Treasury Department rejects proposed retiree pension cuts

"A victory for democracy,” says Karen Friedman. Read our press release.
State-based retirement plans

States get in on the action

28 states have looked into ways of offering automatic retirement savings plans to workers. Read our fact sheet to get the specifics.  Read the fact sheet

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Joint Statement Opposing Consideration of “Composite” Pension Legislation

The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, the National Retirees Legislative Network, the Pension Rights Center, and the United Steelworkers strongly oppose legislation More...

Lost Track of an Old 401(k)? Here’s a Plan to Help You Find Your Money

It’s surprisingly easy to lose track of your retirement savings, leaving them to be eaten up by inflation and fees—or even seized by the state. Americans jump from job to job and, in the rough and tumble of daily life, forget what they’ve left behind.

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When Will New State Retirement Plans Start Enrollment?

Half of private sector employees don’t have access to a workplace retirement savings plan, but by next year several states expect to have new plans up and running.

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Draft Bill May Offer Better Mousetrap for Multiemployer Pensions

Draft legislative language that would create a controversial form of multiemployer pension plan was released in the House Education and the Workforce Committee.

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Kline proposes more flexible benefits as part of pension reform

Rep. John Kline of Minnesota has proposed a new pension reform law that he said can save troubled multi-employer retirement plans from dissolution or insolvency by making benefits more flexible.

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Multiemployer pension reforms allowing composite plans proposed

Draft legislation allowing new multiemployer pension plan designs was unveiled Friday in a discussion draft released by House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline, R-Minn.

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Joint letter to Congress on threats posed by proposed "composite" multiemployer pension plans

the Pension Rights Center joined with retiree and labor organizations by sending a letter to the U.S. House of Representatives expressing extreme opposition to draft legislation that would create a new type of pension plan called a “composite” multiemployer plan. More...

Does California's Secure Choice Retirement Have Staying Power?

A large swath of the nearly 7 million Californians working in the private sector without access to a retirement plan will soon be able to sign up for one. Or, to be more accurate, they will be automatically enrolled with the right to opt out of the new Secure Choice Retirement Savings Program. 

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DuPont pension choice: 'The company has scared everybody'

The DuPont Co. has told 18,000 former workers they have from Sept. 12 until Oct. 21 to trade their future pensions -- for up-front cash, or for an earlier but smaller monthly annuity -- instead of waiting until they reach retirement age to collect traditional pension checks.

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Uber drivers' new option: Start a retirement account through the app

Uber has a new tool in its arsenal to attract and retain drivers: retirement savings accounts. The San Francisco ride-hailing company announced Wednesday that it teamed up with automated investor service Betterment to offer its drivers a way to set up retirement accounts through the ride-hailing app.

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