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Time to close Wall Street’s “Retirement Advice” loophole

01/16/2015 | People's World

There is a loophole in the rules that govern Wall Street brokers and financial firms that provide retirement investment advice that can drain away thousands, or even tens of thousands, of dollars of hard-earned savings from a single retirement account. More...

Consumer groups, unions push for DOL fiduciary rule

01/16/2015 | BenefitsPro

A new coalition of labor unions and consumer advocates has formed to help generate support for the Department of Labor’s anticipated new fiduciary standard, which would make broker-dealers beholden to the high standards of care established under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.


Coalition Petitions For Pension Advisor Fiduciary Mandate

01/15/2015 | Financial Advisor

Several of the nation’s most influential consumer and labor groups have started an online petition demanding a fiduciary obligation on financial advisors consulting with pension plans and their participants.


Organizing to Protect Our Pensions

01/09/2015 | Teamster Voice

Reckless Wall Street schemes tanked the economy and Teamster pension funds. Now Teamsters and retiree advocates are coming together to hold Wall Street accountable and take on pension cuts.


How Did It Happen? Disastrous Pension Bill Is Now Law

01/08/2015 | Teamster Voice

Congress approved pension cut legislation in a sneak attack amendment to the budget bill. The fight to protect Teamster pensions is on. Teamsters and retirees are joining the Pension Justice Campaign.


Congress punishes retirees for company lapses

01/06/2015 | San Antonio Express-News

When Congress passed the spending bill in December to keep the government running, a hidden provision in the act sent shivers of fear into the retirement industry. The provision allows underfunded multi-employer pension plans to reduce benefits for retirees so the government pension insurance fund won’t have to bail out the plans.


Illinois creates novel savings plan

01/06/2015 | Bankrate.com

Illinois has just adopted a unique plan to get its residents to invest for retirement -- automatic enrollment in a savings program for private-sector workers whose employer doesn't offer a 401(k) or similar plan.


Illinois Is First State With New Savings Plan for Workers

01/05/2015 | AARP Bulletin Today

Illinois will become the first state with a broad-based effort to automatically enroll private-sector employees without retirement plans into a new savings program.


The Republican Congress’s First Salvos: Corporations: 5 - Workers: 1

12/29/2014 | teleSUR

The Omnibus spending bill just passed by Congress indicates clearly that the Republican Legislative Offensive is being rolled out faster than otherwise might have been predicted.


A Historic End to the 113th Congress Caps a Remarkable Year in Politics

12/29/2014 | Huffington Post

The final days of the 113th Congress -- coming just days before Christmas and the new year -- brought with it the end of a turbulent month -- and year -- of American politics.