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Why Retirees Are Losing Their Pensions (AUDIO)

11/16/2015 | It Takes 2 with Jack and Amy -- KFGO

You didn't read wrong. Retirees, after working for 30 years or more, will lose up to 70% of their pensions. These are some of our neighbors & friends. As a result of Congress' 2015 omnibus spending bill, the pensions of up to 400,000 Americans, many of whom spent lifetimes working here, will see their pensions evicerated. More...

Teamsters Local 371 organizes to protest pension cuts

11/15/2015 | The Dispatch/Rock Island Argus

Fred Lowry, a truck driver for 57 years, is facing a cut of $10,000 a year from his $33,600 annual pension unless federal action is taken on a controversial pension restructuring plan.


Retiree benefits are facing many threats

11/11/2015 | Star Tribune

Retirees face a less secure future due to decisions soon to come from the U.S. Supreme Court, due to changes to Social Security and Medicare, and due to the enactment of the Kline-Miller Multiemployer Pension Reform Act. They deserve full disclosure and the truth.


Latest News Releases (View all)

PRC Praises Labor Department for New Rules for Economically Targeted Investments


WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Labor Tom Perez announced today new guidance for economically targeted investments (ETIs) in retirement plans.


Pension Rights Center Calls Proposed Retiree Benefit Cuts by the Central States Pension Fund a “Pension Demolition Plan”


WASHINGTON – Last week, the Central States Pension Fund began notifying hundreds of thousands of retirees that it has applied to the U.S. Department of the Treasury to cut their pensions.


Pension Rights Center Response to Central States Teamsters Pension Fund Letter


On September 22, James P. Hoffa, General President of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, wrote to Thomas Nyhan, Executive Director of the Central States Teamsters Pension Fund, to ask that the Fund’s trustees not propose “draconian benefit cuts that will impose significant hardships” on the Fund’s participants. 


Speeches, Statements, and Letters (View all)

Speech by Karen Friedman to the Minneapolis Teamsters Committee (November 14, 2015)


Good morning, my friends from the Pension Rights Committee. I’ve flown in from Washington, D.C., and I know I’m in a fighting mood – and I bet you are too. Minnesotans, let’s get mad!


PRC letter in support of the Pension Accountability Act (October 22, 2015)


The Pension Rights Center sent a letter to U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-Ohio), expressing its support for Senator Portman's Pension Accountability Act (S. 2147).


PRC letter in support of the Women's Pension Protection Act of 2015 (October 22, 2015)


The Pension Rights Center sent a letter to U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-Wash.), expressing its support for S. 2110, the Women's Pension Protection Act of 2015.