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Will change in Washington bring help to ailing multi-employer pension funds?

01/17/2017 | The Columbus Dispatch

Last year, a group of retirees collecting pension benefits from the financially struggling Central States Pension Fund were able to block big cuts in their monthly check that the fund said it needed to keep it afloat.


Hospital pension fund in trouble: Retirees wonder who will pay, after 'church plan' fails

01/16/2017 | The Daily Gazette

The pension plan covering workers at the former St. Clare's Hospital has notified more than 1,100 participants that, based on current projections, it will run out of money to pay their retirement benefits in about another decade.


Puerto Rico Catholic School Teachers Win Round in Pension Suit

01/11/2017 | Pension & Benefits Daily

Puerto Rico Catholic school teachers survived a first attempt to dismiss a proposed class action that alleges the administrators of their pension plan mismanaged their retirement assets and failed to comply with ERISA.


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Treasury Department approves pension cuts for Cleveland Iron Workers' retirees


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


Supreme Court to decide whether certain nonprofit pension plans can claim “church plan” status


WASHINGTON – On Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court announced that it will hear three cases to decide whether pension plans established by religiously-affiliated nonprofit healthcare systems can receive the same treatment as plans established by churches.


Joint Statement Opposing Consideration of “Composite” Pension Legislation


The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, the National Retirees Legislative Network, the Pension Rights Center, and the United Steelworkers strongly oppose legislation


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Comments to the U.S. Treasury Department on the New York State Teamsters Conference Pension and Retirement Fund's application to cut retiree benefits (December 21, 2016)


The Pension Rights Center submitted comments to the U.S. Treasury Department on the New York State Teamsters Conference Pension and Retirement Fund's application to cut retiree benefits under the Multiemployer Pension Reform Act of 2016.


Comments to U.S. Department of Labor on the Proposed Revision of Annual Information Reports (December 5, 2016)


The Pension Rights Center submitted comments to the U.S. Department of Labor on its proposed revisions to the Form 5500, the form retirement plans use to report data to the federal government. The Center's comments include recommendations that the Form 5500:


Comments to Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation on expansion of Missing Participants Program (November 21, 2016)


The Pension Rights Center submitted comments in response to the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation's request for comments on the proposed expansion of its Missing Participants Program to include participants and beneficiaries in terminating defined