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OP-ED: Why U.S. Supreme Court must stand up for retired Americans

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Hospitals that masquerade as religiously affiliated institutions do their employees and themselves a grave disservice.

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Hospital Pension Plans Seek Salvation at SCOTUS

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The oral arguments at the U.S. Supreme Court over the ability of religiously affiliated hospitals to treat their pension plans as “church plans” amounted to a 60-minute catechism on statutory interpretation and legislative history.

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In absence of help from archdiocese, N.J. pensioners put faith in U.S. Supreme Court

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While adversaries argued in front of the U.S. Supreme Court last week, 79 people who once worked at St. James Hospital in Newark watched the clock. Tick-tock. Tick-tock.

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Devil in the Details as Justices Mull Church Pension Cases

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The pension benefits of more than 300,000 hospital workers will be at stake when the U.S. Supreme Court convenes on March 27, and it’s anybody’s guess what the justices will want to discuss.

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Retirees of former Schenectady hospital face pension loss

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Owens is among more than 1,100 employees of the Schenectady hospital, closed nine years ago, to receive a letter in October warning their pension monies could be depleted within the next decade. He and his wife derive two-thirds of their income from the pension.

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Feds Break Silence, Back Hospitals in Church Pension Battle

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Five federal agencies have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to rule that religiously affiliated hospitals can run pension plans exempt from federal law, a move that’s been challenged in dozens of class actions by hospital employees around the country.

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Hospital pension fund in trouble: Retirees wonder who will pay, after 'church plan' fails

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The pension plan covering workers at the former St. Clare's Hospital has notified more than 1,100 participants that, based on current projections, it will run out of money to pay their retirement benefits in about another decade.

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Six Items on High Court’s Labor Docket Include Church-Plan ERISA Exemption Cases

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The Supreme Court will hear three cases asking whether large hospitals and other non-church employers can use the exemption to avoid fully funding their pension plans.
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Puerto Rico Catholic School Teachers Win Round in Pension Suit

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Puerto Rico Catholic school teachers survived a first attempt to dismiss a proposed class action that alleges the administrators of their pension plan mismanaged their retirement assets and failed to comply with ERISA.

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Employees of former St. Clare's Hospital face pension insolvency

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A pension fund for employees of the former St. Clare's Hospital in Schenectady is likely to run out of money in the next decade, leaving more than 1,100 beneficiaries uncertain about their retirement income.

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