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Protecting Detroit's Pensioners Protects American Values

02/20/2014 | Huffington Post

In one remarkable week in January, we saw the introduction of three proposals to expand retirement savings for the half of the workforce not covered by employer-sponsored plans: President Obama's myRA, Senator Tom Harkin's USA Retirement Funds Act, and Senator Bill Nelson and Senator Susan Collins' Retirement Security Act.


The Activist Awards

02/16/2014 | Register Citizen (Torrington, CT)

Suppose our country had another Academy Awards gala for citizen heroes – those tiny numbers of Americans who are working successfully fulltime in nonprofit groups to advance access to justice, general operations of our faltering democratic society, and the health, safety, and economic well-being of all citizens.


State's leading business group down on proposed pension bill

02/15/2014 | The Day (New London, CT)

The state's leading business group is firing a warning shot about new legislation that would require Connecticut companies not providing retirement benefits to direct employees toward a state-sponsored program.


AOL Reverses 401(k) Policy After Blowback

02/10/2014 | AARP Bulletin

Like boomers (and all workers for that matter) don’t have enough to worry about when it comes to saving enough for retirement. Now actions by AOL’s Tim Armstrong may be setting a dangerous example for other companies to follow suit.


More New Retirement Account Proposals

02/05/2014 | AARP Bulletin

Americans are way short in their retirement savings and President Obama’s MyRA plan that he unveiled last week isn’t the only new proposal that aims to help with that problem.


Sen. Harkin Proposes Bill to Expand Workers’ Access to Retirement Plans

02/04/2014 | Bloomberg BNA Pension & Benefits Reporter

Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) unveiled long-awaited legislation that proposes to provide all workers with access to a retirement plan through automatic payroll deductions, particularly workers who currently don’t have access to employer-provided retirement plans.


Finally, a retirement plan friendly to smaller savers?

02/03/2014 | Fortune

Under the president's plan, myRA retirement accounts would be available to U.S. workers who don't have access to a 401(k) plan.


How could myRA and other proposals help with your retirement?

02/03/2014 | CBS MoneyWatch

The U.S. retirement system isn’t working for millions of American workers. They need more help in preparing for a secure retirement.


Harkin's universal retirement plan called a good start despite some hurdles

02/03/2014 | Pensions & Investments

An ambitious idea for a universal retirement program introduced Jan. 30 by Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, is being welcomed for advancing a national debate on ways to improve retirement security, but it faces an uphill climb in Congress.


Corporate pension plans mark sad milestone

02/03/2014 | Pensions & Investments

Corporate America's move away from defined benefit plans hit a dubious milestone: For the first time since Pensions & Investments began listing the largest U.S. retirement plans, not a single corporate name appears in the ranking of the 10 largest defined benefit plans.