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Pension Rights Center statement on executive order seeking review of fiduciary rule

02/03/2017

Ensuring that all Americans saving for retirement receive unbiased investment advice is paramount to guaranteeing their economic security in retirement. The Center believes that every American has a right to investment advice that will maximize their retirement savings rather than line the pockets of unscrupulous investment advisers.

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Cleveland Iron Workers vote to approve pension cuts: Iron Workers Local 17 becomes first plan to cut retiree pensions

01/27/2017

WASHINGTON – Today, Cleveland Iron Workers Local 17 Pension Fund announced that its retirees will be the first in the country to face devastating pension benefit cuts as a result of the More...

Treasury Department approves pension cuts for Cleveland Iron Workers' retirees

12/20/2016

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

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

12/06/2016

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.

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Joint Statement Opposing Consideration of “Composite” Pension Legislation

09/22/2016

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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Pension Rights Center praises U.S. Treasury Department rejection of Central States Pension Fund application to cut retiree pensions

05/06/2016

WASHINGTON – The Pension Rights Center joins hundreds of thousands of retired truck drivers, spouses, widows and active workers in praising the U.S. Department of the Treasury for rejecting the Central States Pension Fund’s application to cut its retirees’ pensions.

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Retired truck drivers, spouses and widows to rally at U.S. Capitol to protest proposed pension cuts

04/13/2016

WASHINGTON – Tomorrow, on Thursday, April 14th from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., thousands of retired truck drivers, spouses and widows will travel to Washington, D.C., for a rally on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol to urge policymakers and the Treasury Department to stop unprecedented cuts to their hard-earned pensions.

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Pension Rights Center Applauds Release of Rule Protecting Investors from Conflicted Investment Advice

04/07/2016

WASHINGTON – The Pension Rights Center applauds the U.S. Department of Labor for finalizing an important regulation to help ensure that financial advisers and brokers who give advice on investments in 401(k) plans and IRAs do so in the best interests of their clients.

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Retirees coordinate statewide “March Madness” actions to protest unfair pension cuts

03/10/2016

In a series of coordinated actions taking place from March 10-13, angry retired truck drivers, spouses and widows are taking to the streets in five states to protest unprecedented proposed cuts to their pensions.

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PRC Praises Labor Department for New Rules for Economically Targeted Investments

10/22/2015

WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Labor Tom Perez announced today new guidance for economically targeted investments (ETIs) in retirement plans.

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