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Breaking Through Power

Breaking Through Power

Karen Friedman on how the Center's 40-year history of persistence, coalition building and insight has and continues to pay off for workers, retirees and their families. Watch the speech.
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
Pension Counseling & Information Program

Pension Counseling and Information Program

Learn how the pension counseling projects help clients obtain their retirement benefits. Watch the video.

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Getting the facts wrong about pensions

The June 21 editorial “The hard truth about pensions,” which looked at multi employer pension plans, had a couple of misguided assertions.


Daines bill would help employees track retirement accounts

 Workers changing jobs would have an easier time keeping track of their retirement plans, under bipartisan legislation introduced this week by Sens. Steve Daines and Elizabeth Warren


Elizabeth Warren Brings Donuts, Introduces 401(K) 'Lost and Found'

Senator Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., who most recently brought (what else?) Dunkin’ Donuts to fellow Dems occupying the House in an attempt to bring gun-control legislation to the floor, also has a plan to develop a national “lost-and-found” for retirement plans.


Warren, Daines offer retirement bill

Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Steve Daines (R-Mont.) on Tuesday introduced legislation to protect the retirement savings of people who change jobs.


Senator propose legislation to help participants find abandoned retirement accounts

Bipartisan legislation to help find lost or forgotten retirement savings accounts was introduced Tuesday by Sens. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Steve Daines, R-Mont. The proposed Retirement Savings Lost and Found Act would use data that employers are already required to report to create a national, online, lost-and-found database for retirement accounts.


Union retirees battle for pension payouts, possible bailout: What's at stake?

When you walk past the 45-story skyscraper on Cleveland's Public Square, look up and think of Walter Overstreet. There he was in the early 1980s, framing what was to become the Standard Oil of Ohio headquarters and was later known as the BP Tower -- the third tallest building in Cleveland -- and doing work that tries the muscles of most men. More...

Who will save Central States?

The fate of the financially troubled Central States Pension Fund is once again in Congress' hands.


High-court moves could change participant class-action suits

The ability of retirement plan participants and institutional investors to pursue ERISA and securities class-action lawsuits could be significantly altered, following two Supreme Court actions that have sent both groups back to the circuit courts to make their respective cases.


Central States Pension Fund Rescue Not Panacea for All

Many Central States pension fund retirees said they would be better off financially if the plan’s rescue proposal were rejected—even if the fund eventually went insolvent.


Teamster Retirees Win Surprise Victory, Force Government Not To Slash Their Pension

In a stunning demonstration of the power of grassroots organizing, retired Teamster union members across the Midwest have forced the federal government to back down on plans to slash pensions on thousands of retired workers.