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Will your pension be there when you need it?

02/19/2017 | The Washington Post

Karen Friedman is the executive vice president and policy director at the Pension Rights Center, and Joellen Leavelle is the group’s communications and outreach director. Last week, I invited them to answer readers’ questions about their pensions. Here are some questions they didn’t have time to get to from last week’s Color of Money live chat.

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Color of Money Live Chat with Michelle Singletary

02/16/2017 | Washington Post

PRC's Karen Friedman and Joellen Leavelle discussed an array of retirement issues during Michelle Singletary’s Color of Money Live Chat on February 16, 2107.

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Congress Poised To Halt State-Mandated Small Business Retirement Plans

02/12/2017 | Forbes

Large employers are backing two Congressional resolutions that would put a stop to burgeoning state and city-mandated workplace retirement savings programs meant to cover the 55 million American workers without a private sector plan. The vote could come next week, and is causing alarm among retirement security watchdogs and the states that are rolling out plans.

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Latest News Releases (View all)

Pension Rights Center statement on executive order seeking review of fiduciary rule

02/03/2017

Ensuring that all Americans saving for retirement receive unbiased investment advice is paramount to guaranteeing their economic security in retirement. The Center believes that every American has a right to investment advice that will maximize their retirement savings rather than line the pockets of unscrupulous investment advisers.

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Cleveland Iron Workers vote to approve pension cuts: Iron Workers Local 17 becomes first plan to cut retiree pensions

01/27/2017

WASHINGTON – Today, Cleveland Iron Workers Local 17 Pension Fund announced that its retirees will be the first in the country to face devastating pension benefit cuts as a result of the More...

Treasury Department approves pension cuts for Cleveland Iron Workers' retirees

12/20/2016

WASHINGTON – In a decision affecting more than 2,000 workers, retirees, spouses and widows, the Treasury Department announced on Friday that it had approved Iron Workers Local 17 Pension Fund’s application to cut retiree pensions under the Multiemployer Pension Refo

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Speeches, Statements, and Letters (View all)

Letter to U.S. House of Representatives leadership urging a "no" vote on the Congressional Review Act Resolutions to overturn the Department of Labor’s common sense rule on “Savings Arrangements Established by States for Non-Governmental Employees

02/15/2017

The Pension Rights Center sent a letter to key leadership in the U.S. House of Representatives urging them to vote against two resolutions that would overturn the common-sense rule issued by the Department of Labor in 2016 to expand retirement savings opportunities for private-sector workers who are not covered by an employer-sponsored retirement plan, such as a traditional pension or 401(k) plan.

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Speech by Karen Friedman at a meeting of the Kansas City, Missouri Committee to Protect Pensions (February 9, 2017)

02/09/2017

Hello!  I’m so happy to be here speaking to all of you. Karen Ferguson, the Center’s director, and, Joellen Leavelle, the Center’s communications and outreach director, both wanted me to say a big hello to you too! Because, like me, they love you guys!

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Speech by Karen Friedman at a meeting of the Wisconsin Committee to Protect Pensions (January 28, 2017)

01/28/2017

Hello!  I’m so happy to be here speaking to all of you. Karen Ferguson, the Center’s director, and, Joellen Leavelle, the Center’s communications and outreach director, both wanted me to say a big hello to you too! Because, like me, they love you guys!

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