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Critics question proposed rules for cutting pensions

06/21/2015 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Six months after Congress approved reducing benefits promised to workers covered by certain troubled pension plans, the IRS and the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. have published proposed rules for how pension promises can be broken.


ERISA’s Demise: The Domino Effect and Huelga: Story from a Casino Utility Closet

06/18/2015 | Heartland Labor Forum

PRC Executive Vice President and Policy Director Karen Friedman appeared on this radio program to discuss Sen. Bernie Sanders' bill to repeal benefit cutbacks for retirees in certain underfunded multiemployer pension plans. Karen's segment begins at 19:40 in the podcast and lasts for approximately 30 minutes. [AUDIO]


Groups start working to pass federal law intended to stave off private pension cuts

06/18/2015 | Akron Beacon Journal

Mike Walden used a baseball metaphor in describing the introduction Thursday of federal legislation that would, if passed, eliminate pension cut provisions that are now law and could impact more than a million people in upcoming years.


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Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Marcy Kaptur Act to Stop Devastating Cuts to Retirees' Pensions


WASHINGTON – The Pension Rights Center strongly praised Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Representative Marcy Kaptur (D-Ohio) for introducing legislation today that would repeal the pension cutback provisions of the Multiemployer Pension Reform Act of 2014 (MPR


Supreme Court Decision in Tibble a Victory for 401(k) Participants


WASHINGTON – On May 18, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of employees in Tibble v. Edison International, a class-action lawsuit filed by participants in the power company’s 401(k) plan.


Speeches, Statements, and Letters (View all)

Speech by Karen Friedman to the Pension Rights Committee of North Carolina (May 30-31, 2015)


Good morning, my friends from the Pension Rights Committee of North Carolina. Thanks for inviting me to speak today.


PRC Comments to Treasury on the Multiemployer Pension Reform Act of 2014 (May 26, 2015)


The Pension Rights Center sent comments [PDF] on the retiree cutback provisions of the Multiemployer Pension Reform Act of 2014 to the Treasury Department in response to its Request for Information. 

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Save Our Retirement group letter to DOL Secretary Perez, telling him not to extend fiduciary comment period (May 8, 2015)


On May 8, the organizations that make up the Save Our Retirement coalition sent a letter to Labor Secretary Tom Perez, urging him not to give in to industry demands that the comment period for the proposed fiduciary regulations be extended.