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Don’t lose your retirement plan when you move!

Don’t lose your retirement plan when you move!

A few weeks ago, the Pension Rights center moved to a new office. We’ve had to update our mailing address with the post office, vendors, people on our email list and just about anyone you can think of. More...

We've moved!

We've moved!

The Pension Rights Center has moved! Please update your records with our new mailing address! More...

Composite bill: Another threat to multiemployer pension plans

Composite bill: Another threat to multiemployer pension plans

Earlier this fall, a U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee held a hearing on draft legislation that has the potential to undermine the stability of the multiemployer pension system. More...

A superhero night to remember

If you’ve attended any of our past celebrations, you know that we at the Pension Rights Center know how to throw a party! And that’s just what we did to celebrate our 40th anniversary. More...

Older Americans Month

May is Older Americans Month, a time designated by the U.S. Administration on Aging (AoA) to celebrate the contributions older Americans make to society. More...

Retirees to Congress and Treasury Department: Don't cut our pensions!

Retirees to Congress and Treasury Department: Don't cut our pensions!

Last Thursday, more than 2,000 retirees from around the country visited Washington, D.C., to tell Congress and policymakers one thing: Don’t cut our pensions. These retired truck drivers, warehouse workers, dock workers, widows, spouses and other retired Teamsters attended a rally held at the U.S. Capitol to protest devastating pension cuts that could affect more than 270,000 people. More...

The fight to protect savers from bad financial advice heats up

The fight to protect savers from bad financial advice heats up

The U.S. Department of Labor’s effort to update its fiduciary rules – rules that protect Americans trying to save for retirement – has reached yet another new level. More...

Central States Pension Fund announces proposed pension cuts

Central States Pension Fund announces proposed pension cuts

In the last few days we at the Pension Rights Center have been inundated with calls from retirees who are receiving letters from their pension plan informing them that their pension is slated to be cut by as much as 70 percent. More...

An amazing "Day of Action"

To help retirees around the country fight back against proposed reductions in their hard-earned pensions, the Pension Rights Center organized a “day of action” on September 10. The day was an amazing success with more than 200 retirees travelling to DC from 11 states to ask government officials and members of Congress to “stop the clock” on pension cuts. More...

New statistics show a different type of income inequality

New data shows a different type of income inequality

Lately, there’s been a lot of talk about income inequality – the increasing gap between our society’s highest-paid workers and the lowest-paid. Generally the term “income inequality” is used to highlight the difference in wages and salary for people while they’re working. More...

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