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Machinists pension latest to get treasury nod to cut benefits

11/14/2017 | BNA Pension & Benefits Reporter

The Treasury Department approved a reduction in pension benefits for 1,134 members of the International Association of Machinists Motor City Pension Plan.

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Wisconsin Fights for its Retired Workers

11/07/2017 | Shepherd Express

Kenneth Stribling retired from the trucking industry after more than 30 years of service. In the years since, however, the 65-year-old Teamster has been working overtime to fight for the retirement he was promised. More...

Role of retirement plans in tax debate highlights how poorly Americans are saving for retirement

10/23/2017 | CNBC

The dust-up over 401(k)s is a good opportunity to remind everyone how bad the state of the average person's retirement plan is.

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Senator Sherrod Brown and Congressman Richard Neal Introduce bills to save financially troubled multiemployer plans and protect retirees

11/16/2017

WASHINGTON – The Pension Rights Center released letters today strongly endorsing new multiemployer legislation introduced by Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Congressman Richard Neal (D-MA).  The “Butch Lewis Act of 2017” and its House companion bill “The Rehabilitation of Multiemployer Pensions Act”  provide an innovative way to avoid retiree benefit reductions by providing relief to

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U.S. Supreme Court’s “church plan” decision leaves key issue undecided

06/05/2017

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Supreme Court ruled today that pension plans with ties to religious organizations may not have to comply with federal pension law. Today’s ruling leaves it to lower courts to decide whether hundreds of thousands of people who thought they were guaranteed federal protections will receive the pensions they earned.

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Retirees to Congress: Protect Our Pensions!

05/09/2017

Senator Bernie Sanders and Rep. Marcy Kaptur Reintroduce Bill to Save Retiree Pensions

WASHINGTON – The Pension Rights Center joins retirees, members of Congress and others in declaring today a Day of Action to call attention to the threats to the retirement security of millions of workers and retirees covered by the financially-troubled multiemployer pension plans.

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Speeches, Statements, and Letters (View all)

PRC letters in support of multiemployer legislation introduced by Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Congressman Richard Neal (D-MA)

11/16/2017

The Pension Rights Center sent a letter to U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH), expressing its support for the Butch Lewis Act of 2017. Read the letter here [PDF].

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Comments on 2017 Draft Instructions for Form 8955-SSA

10/17/2017

The Pension Rights Center submitted comments to the Internal Revenue Service on the draft Instructions for Form 8955-SSA.  The comments emphasized the importance of deferred vested statements to participants.

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Speech by Karen Friedman to New York Nurses Association (October 12, 2017)

10/12/2017

Karen Friedman gave a speech to New York Nurses Association on October 12, 2017.  You can read the speech here.

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