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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.


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.


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...

SAVE UPs Act mandating emplolyer contributions introduced

07/13/2016 | BenefitsPro

Rep. Joseph Crowley, D-New York, today introduced legislation intended to aggressively improve access to workplace retirement savings plans.


Speaking out on Section 385

07/11/2016 | Politico

Now that opponents of the Treasury Department’s proposed Section 385 regulation have failed — so far — to stall its momentum, the next outlet for critics and supporters will come Thursday, at an IRS hearing. 


Three LI multi-employer pension funds struggle financially

07/09/2016 | Newsday

Three union pension funds based on Long Island, and dozens nationwide, have warned the U.S. Department of Labor that they are in danger of running out of money to pay retiree benefits because they have too few workers supporting too many retirees, according to filings and pension experts.


Pension covering hundreds of of YRC Worldwide employees faces insolvency

07/08/2016 | The Kansas City Star

A pension fund that covers hundreds of YRC Worldwide Inc. employees in the New York City area faces insolvency in a matter of months.


Con Artists Hijack Widow's Monthly Pension

07/08/2016 | CBS Chicago

Retirees with pensions depend on their check arriving on time each month. Now, internet hackers are diverting millions of dollars from both social security and companies distributing pension checks.


Deny Hospital Church Plan Status, Groups Tell 10th Circuit

07/07/2016 | Bloomberg BNA

The multimillion-dollar battle over whether hospital pension plans can claim a religious exemption from federal law heated up this week, when retiree and religious freedom industry groups told an appellate court to rule against Colorado-based Catholic Health Initiatives.


Three Recent Wins Prove Old-Fashioned Union Power Isn't Dead Yet

07/07/2016 | Labor Notes

Three big wins for workers in the last nine months arrived where you might least expect them: in the old, blue-collar economy. That’s the economy where unions are down to 6.7 percent, where wins are rare and workers are supposed to be on their way out.