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Uber drivers' new option: Start a retirement account through the app

08/24/2016 | Los Angeles Times

Uber has a new tool in its arsenal to attract and retain drivers: retirement savings accounts. The San Francisco ride-hailing company announced Wednesday that it teamed up with automated investor service Betterment to offer its drivers a way to set up retirement accounts through the ride-hailing app.

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Ten Years After, the Pension Protection Act Falls Short of Promises

08/17/2016 | Institutional Investor

Ten years ago today, President George W. Bush signed into law the Pension Protection Act of 2006. It was the largest, most comprehensive U.S. pension reform bill since the mother of them all, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974.

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Crowdfunding Emerging as Power to the People Pension Tool

08/16/2016 | Pension & Benefits Daily

Crowdfunding is emerging as a creative and powerful tool that pension plan participants and retirees can use to independently investigate their plans.

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Latest News Releases (View all)

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

05/06/2016

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.

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

04/13/2016

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.

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

04/07/2016

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.

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Speeches, Statements, and Letters (View all)

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

05/23/2016

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.

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

04/14/2016

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.

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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

03/28/2016

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.

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