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Treasury Department rejects application by musicians’ pension fund to cut benefits – saving retirees’ pensions. Now it’s up to Congress to act!

08/13/2020

Musicians across the country are cheering the U.S. Treasury Department’s decision Tuesday to reject the application filed by the Trustees of the American Federation of Musicians and Employers’ Pension Fund (AFM-EPF) to reduce their benefits.

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Pension Rights Center Calls on Retirement Plan Participants to “Ask for Paper!” in Response to New Anti-Consumer Labor Department Disclosure Rule

07/27/2020

In response to the U.S. Department of Labor’s new anti-consumer “notice-and-access” disclosure regulation that goes into effect today, the Pension Rights Center is urging workers and retirees to tell their pension and 401(k) plans that they want to continue receiving their key retirement information on paper – not just by getting a text or email saying that the information is on a website.

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Supreme Court strips workers of their right to sue for pension plan mismanagement

06/03/2020

In a 5-4 decision issued on Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that pension plan participants have no right to sue the people running their plans for fund mismanagement. 

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New government "hide and seek" rule tells workers to hunt for retirement information on websites

05/29/2020

In the midst of an economic collapse and at a time of heightened financial insecurity, the U.S. Department of Labor has issued a regulation that tells workers and retirees that to find information about their retirement rights they will have to hunt for it on a website.

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America needs pension relief in HEROES Act — NOT the GROW Act

05/15/2020

With the House of Representatives poised to vote on the next COVID-19 relief package, known as the HEROES Act, the Pension Rights Center applauds the congressional leaders who have included within the massive bill the important provisions of the Emergency Pension Plan Relief Act (EPPRA) which will strengthen the nation’s multiemployer pension system.

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Pension Rights Center Comments Urge Treasury Department to Flunk Musician’s Fund Application to Cut Retirees’ Pensions

03/02/2020

The Pension Rights Center (PRC) filed comments today on behalf of a group of retired musicians who will “forever lose 40 percent of their hard-earned pensions” if the U.S.

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Consumer advocacy group asks Labor Department to withdraw proposal that would curtail employees’ receipt of important retirement plan information

11/20/2019

November 20— The Pension Rights Center, a nonprofit consumer advocacy organization, charges that a new proposed Labor Department regulation would undermine the rights of workers and retirees to receive critical retirement information.

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House Passes Bipartisan Bill to Avert National Retirement Crisis

07/25/2019

While former Special Counsel Robert Mueller testified before Congress, the big news on Capitol Hill yesterday arguably was the boost the House of Representatives gave to hundreds of thousands of working-class American workers and retirees who have lost or will lose a major portion of their promised retirement income.

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Three Cheers for Congressional Committee’s Vote That Paves Way for Bill Stabilizing Financially Struggling Pension Plans

07/10/2019

The House Ways and Means Committee took a significant step today toward resolving a pending national retirement crisis affecting millions of workers and retirees. It did this by voting in favor of a bill that would provide a lifeline to financially teetering pension plans in the form of government backed loans.

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New Jersey hospital pensioners sue Newark Archdiocese

05/08/2019

Former employees of Saint James Hospital filed a lawsuit on May 7 in the Superior Court of Essex County New Jersey alleging that the Archdiocese of Newark has wrongly denied them at least $2.7 million in lifetime pension benefits.

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