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Ironworkers union in Baltimore wants to cut pension benefits to save fund

06/25/2016 | Baltimore Sun

Now Henry finds himself out on a ledge again, but not by choice. Ironworkers Local 16, the union that represents Henry and more than 1,100 other retirees and workers in the Baltimore area, has asked the federal government for permission to cut pension benefits.


LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Getting the facts wrong about pensions

06/24/2016 | Washington Post

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

06/23/2016 | Great Falls Tribune

 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


Latest News Releases (View all)

Pension Rights Center praises U.S. Treasury Department rejection of Central States Pension Fund application to cut retiree pensions


WASHINGTON – The Pension Rights Center joins hundreds of thousands of retired truck drivers, spouses, widows and active workers in praising the U.S. Department of the Treasury for rejecting the Central States Pension Fund’s application to cut its retirees’ pensions.


MEDIA ADVISORY: Retired truck drivers, spouses and widows to rally at U.S. Capitol to protest proposed pension cuts


WASHINGTON – Tomorrow, on Thursday, April 14th from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., thousands of retired truck drivers, spouses and widows will travel to Washington, D.C., for a rally on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol to urge policymakers and the Treasury Department to stop unprecedented cuts to their hard-earned pensions.


Pension Rights Center Applauds Release of Rule Protecting Investors from Conflicted Investment Advice


WASHINGTON – The Pension Rights Center applauds the U.S. Department of Labor for finalizing an important regulation to help ensure that financial advisers and brokers who give advice on investments in 401(k) plans and IRAs do so in the best interests of their clients.


Speeches, Statements, and Letters (View all)

Speech by Karen Friedman at the Breaking Through Power Conference (May 23, 2016)


Hello everyone and good morning!

I am so happy to be here on the opening day of “Breaking Through Power.” What an amazing event! First, I want to thank Ralph Nader and all the hard-working staff at the Center for the Study of Responsive Law who put this together.


Karen Friedman's speech to the Protect Our Pensions Rally (April 14, 2016)


I’m so glad to be here with thousands of you at the Protect Our Pensions Rally!

First, I want to especially thank Mike Walden and Bob Amsden and all the leaders of the pension committees throughout the country who made this event happen. You are doing a GREAT job.


Supplemental Comments Responding to March 1, 2016 letter on the Application to Reduce Benefits Submitted by the Central States, Southeast and Southwest Areas Pension Plan


The Pension Rights Center submitted supplemental comments to the U.S. Treasury Department on the Central States Pension Fund's response to comments filed by the Pension Rights Center and other organizations.