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Pension Rights Center Aims to Protect the Retirement Security of Millions of Americans Through Resources and Advocacy

10/31/2018 | badcredit.org

In a Nutshell: Pensions help supplement the Social Security income of millions of retirees each year and were supposed to be paid out in full when a worker reached retirement. However, many workers who are owed benefits have found them dramatically reduced, or denied altogether. More...

Where to Turn if You’ve Been Wrongfully Denied Your Retirement Benefits

08/24/2018 | CardRates.com

Every day, millions of Americans go to work under the assumption that they will one day be able to retire.


AT&T Overpaid Pensioners and Now it Wants the Money Back

08/18/2018 | Republican American

Telecommunications giant AT&T erroneously made large payments to many of its pension holders, according to recent news reports. Now those retirees have to pay the company back.


Latest News Releases (View all)

Consumer group urges special congressional committee to develop solution to multiemployer pension crisis


As a result of a misguided law passed in 2014 to ostensibly “save” pension plans, the Treasury Department announced last week that it has provisionally approved an eighth application from a multiemployer pension plan seeking to slash the benefits of vulnerable retirees as a way of balancing its books.


Thousands of Workers and Retirees Head to Ohio to Protest Pension Cuts and Pressure Congress to Act


COLUMBUS, OHIO - On Thursday July 12th, thousands of active and retired mineworkers, truck drivers, warehouse workers, bakery workers and others who worked hard to earn a lifetime pension are rallying in Columbus, Ohio to urge lawmakers to protect their benefits.


Joint Statement Opposing “Composite” Pension Legislation


Joint Statement of AARP, the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Musicians for Pension Security, the National United Committee to Protect Pensions, the National Retirees Legislative Network, the Pension Rights Center, the United Steelworkers, and the Western Conference of Teamsters Pension Trust Opposing Composite Pension


Speeches, Statements, and Letters (View all)

Speech by Karen Friedman to Kansas City-Missouri Committee to Protect Pensions (October 18, 2018)


Karen Friedman gave a speech to the Kansas City-Missouri Committee to Protect Pensions on October 18, 2018. You can read the speech here.


Comments to the Joint Select Committee on Solvency of Multiemployer Pension Plans


On September 30th, 2018, the Pension Rights Center submitted comments to the Joint Select Committee on Solvency of Multiemployer Pension Plans.The letter includes three sections:

1) An explanation of how this emerging crisis developed and a critique of MPRA, which reversed the key promise of ERISA: that a plan cannot take away benefits that employees and retirees have already earned.


Speech by Karen Friedman for United Steelworkers Rapid Response Legislative Conference (May 21, 2018)


Karen Friendman gave a speech as part of the Retirement Security Panel at the United Steelworkers Rapid Response Legislative Conference on May 21, 2018.