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Pension cuts law makes mockery of American democratic principles – Retirees to use democratic processes to fight back

The idea of one person, one vote, is a core principle of American democracy, and, consistent with this tenet, millions of citizens across the nation are expected to exercise their right to vote in elections taking place in the next few weeks. More...

Consumer group urges special congressional committee to develop solution to multiemployer pension crisis

As a result of a misguided law passed in 2014 to ostensibly “save” pension plans, the Treasury Department announced last week that it has provisionally approved an eighth application from a multiemployer pension plan seeking to slash the benefits of vulnerable retirees as a way of balancing its books. More...

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As the Pension Rights Center’s Staff Attorney, I am usually on backup phone duty when Operations and Referrals Manager, Kyle Garrett, is at lunch or on another call.  Since Kyle is in charge of most of our intake, when he’s busy, I am usually the one who talks to retirees who aren’t getting the documents they requested and refer them to the Department of Labor, or I do some research and di More...

Comments to the Joint Select Committee on Solvency of Multiemployer Pension Plans

On September 30th, 2018, the Pension Rights Center submitted comments to the Joint Select Committee on Solvency of Multiemployer Pension Plans.The letter includes three sections:

1) An explanation of how this emerging crisis developed and a critique of MPRA, which reversed the key promise of ERISA: that a plan cannot take away benefits that employees and retirees have already earned.

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The Joint Select Committee wants to hear from you

We are quickly approaching the end of September and the deadline for stakeholders to submit their comments to the Joint Select Committee on Solvency of Multiemployer Pension Plans.

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Where to Turn if You’ve Been Wrongfully Denied Your Retirement Benefits

Every day, millions of Americans go to work under the assumption that they will one day be able to retire.

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AT&T Overpaid Pensioners and Now it Wants the Money Back

Telecommunications giant AT&T erroneously made large payments to many of its pension holders, according to recent news reports. Now those retirees have to pay the company back.

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Interconnected Disconnections: When Former Employees and their Retirement Plans Can’t Find Each Other

When I was in high school I was very lucky to be able to go on a school trip to France with a bunch of other American students. One day we were touring a market in in the South of France and, eager to practice what I had learned in French class, I stopped at a stall and began striking up conversation with a very patient local vendor. More...

Retirees Struggle To Locate Billions In Lost Pensions As Government Looks For Solutions

Deborah Imondi knows pensions. The 66-year-old retiree from Johnston, Rhode Island, managed a large corporate pension fund for 25 years.

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Wall Street Journal article highlights “harsh” pension practice

This weekend’s edition of the Wall Street Journal features a front page article by Theo Francis highlighting pension plans’ practice of trying to recover money they have mistakenly paid their retirees, often years later when the retiree cannot afford to pay back the money.

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