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Teamsters Mount Grassroots Campaign to Block Pension Cuts

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Teamsters are up in arms over looming pension cuts that could slash the incomes of both current and future retirees—anyone under 80.

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Red flags for those mapping out their retirement years

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You think your Social Security benefits aren’t vulnerable? Then you should pay attention to what’s happened with pensions.

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Organizing to Protect Our Pensions

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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.

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Pensions of retirees, widows face cuts in action by House of Representatives

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While most seniors were focused on Thanksgiving with their families and then getting ready for Christmas, some members of the U.S. House of Representative have hit them with a nightmare…a reduction in pension benefits for those already retired or their widows.

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Bill could slash pensions across America

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A new bill that could be passed before Congress leaves for winter break has a lot of retirees upset. Donna and Daniel McAuliffe are heading into a nightmare next week, as Congress could pass a bill that opponents say will slash some retiree's pensions by 65 percent. This scares the Brunswick couple.

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The Activist Awards

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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.

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Detroit Pensions Battle

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PRC's Karen Friedman discusses the impact of Detroit's bankruptcy filing on retirees' pensions and the safety of pensions in general. Segment starts 8:00 minutes into the program.

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Hallelujahs ring after IRS reverses church pension rule

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The Internal Revenue Service may be having a bad week, but Mary Rich isn't complaining about the taxman. The former nurse and hospital executive recently won a 10-year battle to get the IRS to reverse a ruling that would have cost her and her husband, Riz Corpuz, $2,500 a month in pension benefits from their former employer, the now-defunct Hospital Center at Orange (HCO) in New Jersey.

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‘Triumph of justice’: 800 pensions saved after feds cover $30M shortfall for closed hospital

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Christmas will come early to 800 hospital workers whose pensions were at risk of being lost by December, thanks to a federal safety net program.

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PBGC to take control of hospital pension plan

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The PBGC will cover the pension benefits of nearly 800 former employees of the Hospital Center at Orange, after a change in legal status.

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