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Retirement panic? It's not all your fault.

07/23/2016 | Market Watch

If you’re like many Americans, you’re worried about retirement, but a new report suggests that blame for retirement insecurity can’t be laid solely at the feet of individual savers.

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Wall Street Vultures May Have Wrecked the Central States Pension Fund

07/21/2016 | In These Times

Bowing to the demands of thousands of angry Teamsters, the federal Government Accountability Office (GAO) has agreed to conduct an inquiry into the past investments of the Central States Pension Fund, the organization that manages the retirement benefits for more than 400,000 union members, both retired and active.

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Democrats Promise to Defend Fiduciary Rule, Bolster Multiemployer Pension Plans

07/19/2016 | Bloomberg BNA

On June 22 Republican's fell short in their effort to override President Barack Obama’s veto of resolution that would have blocked the rule from taking effect, but they haven’t given up the battle. More...

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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