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House Votes to Allow Pension Plan Trustees to Reduce Retiree Benefits


Washington – The Pension Rights Center released the following statement from Executive Vice President Karen Friedman, following the passage by the U.S. House of Representatives of an omnibus spending bill that includes measures that allow certain underfunded multiemployer pension plans to cut retirees’ benefits:


Congress’ Holiday Present to Retirees: Slashing Their Pensions


Policymakers say “Ho, Ho, Ho”…Retirees say, “NO, NO, NO” 

Washington – Today, the Pension Rights Center released the following statement from Executive Vice President Karen Friedman, urging the House Rules Committee not to include legislation cutting retiree pensions in the omnibus spending bill. 


A tribute to retirement security hero Bob Nagle


WASHINGTON – The Pension Rights Center pays tribute to a true retirement security hero, Robert E. Nagle, who died at his home at the age of 84 on Saturday, August 16, 2014.


Connecticut Takes a Big Step Towards Retirement Security for Its Residents


WASHINGTON – The Pension Rights Center applauds the Connecticut General Assembly for passing legislation that lays the groundwork for a new state-administered retirement savings plan for private-sector workers who do not have an employer-provided pension or retirement savings plan.&nbsp


New Law Set to Protect Pensioners in Some Religiously-Affiliated Nonprofits


WASHINGTON – On April 7, President Obama signed the Cooperative and Small Employer Charity Pension Flexibility Act into law. (P.L. 113-97).


Decision in Saint Peter’s “Church Plan” Case a Victory for Workers and Retirees; Lawsuit against Hospital Can Proceed


WASHINGTON – On Monday, a New Jersey federal district court judge ruled that a pension plan established by religiously-affiliated hospital is not a “church plan” exempt from the protections of federal pension law. The Honorable Michael A.


Pension Rights Center Applauds Senator Harkin’s New Retirement Proposal


WASHINGTON – Today the Pension Rights Center applauded Senator Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, for introducing the USA Retirement Funds


Pension Rights Center Calls myRAs “A First Step” Leading to Comprehensive Solutions to the Retirement Crisis


WASHINGTON – The Pension Rights Center lauded the Obama administration today for recognizing the severity of the retirement income crisis by proposing a new Treasury bond to promote savings, particularly for low- and moderate-wage earners.


PRC on the Detroit Bankruptcy: Allowing Cuts to Retirees’ Pensions is “Unprecedented and Unconscionable”


The Pension Rights Center released a statement reacting to Judge Steven Rhodes’ decision to permit the city of Detroit to reduce pensions by entering Chapter 9 bankruptcy: