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Rescue of miners’ pensions gives hope to musicians, truck drivers and other retirees

Posted by Zachary Jenkins on February 07, 2020

Retirees around the country cheered when congressional leaders included the Bipartisan American Miners Act of 2019 in a must pass end-of-the-year federal government spending bill signed by the President.


The nation’s pensioners have lost a great champion

Posted by Karen Friedman on January 17, 2020

Sometimes our blogs are about pensions. Today it’s about something more personal.

Today we went to a memorial service for a Senate staffer who really mattered. 


My day at the Supreme Court

Posted by Emily Gilbert on December 05, 2019

Yesterday, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in Intel Corp. Investment Policy Comm. v. Sulyma. PRC had filed a friend-of-the-court brief in the case, and I was excited to get to be there in person.


Labor Department proposes to send you down a rabbit hole to find your retirement information

Posted by Karen Friedman on November 19, 2019

The Department of Labor, the agency charged with protecting workers’ and retirees’ retirement rights, wants to adopt a new rule that would make it harder for you to get the information you need to plan for your retirement and watchdog your pension or 401(k) plan.


St. Clare’s retirees take action to protect their pensions

Posted by Kyle Garrett on September 18, 2019

As the Pension Rights Center’s Operations and Referrals Manager, I hear from thousands of individuals each year. Over the past decade, many of these calls and e-mails have come from people who worked for religiously affiliated hospitals, schools, and social services agencies.


Social Security turns 84!

Posted by Emily Gilbert on August 16, 2019

During a week of volatility in the stock market, retirees are happily celebrating the 84th birthday of the Social Security System—a universal social insurance program that guarantees their benefits no matter what direction their 401(k) or personal investments are heading.


Butch Lewis Act passes House, reintroduced in Senate

Posted by Karen Friedman on July 25, 2019

Yippee!  Congratulations to everyone!


Butch Lewis Act on path to House floor vote as bill approved by Ways and Means Committee

Posted by Zachary Jenkins on July 11, 2019

Retirees, workers, spouses and widows who have been fighting intensely for many years to protect their hard-earned multiemployer plan pensions have reason to celebrate. The bill that they’ve been backing to fix a looming pension crisis was voted out of the House Ways and Means Committee yesterday and is on a path to the full House for a floor vote.


Butch Lewis Act approved in the House Education & Labor Committee

Posted by Emily Gilbert on June 13, 2019

On Tuesday, Karen Friedman, Katie Jonckheer (our new summer intern), and I were on Capitol Hill for a markup in the Education & Labor Committe


Learn How to Invest Wisely for (and in) Retirement

Posted by Emily Spreiser on May 23, 2019

The Pension Rights Center’s legal program responds to hundreds of inquiries from individuals who need an attorney’s help understanding or obtaining an earned retirement benefit.  In fact, in 2018 we received almost two thousand help requests from individuals online or over the phone.  And our public education materials provide helpful information to many more individuals who

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