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Legal fight likely over pension reforms

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Can the Kline-Miller amendment be overturned in court? Opponents were already weighing their legal options in response to this week’s passage by Congress of the amendment allowing troubled, multiemployer pension plans to cut retiree benefits.

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Summary of the pension cutback provisions in the Omnibus spending law [UPDATED]

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In December 2014, Congress passed and President Obama signed into law the 2015 Omnibus spending bill, which includes provisions that allow trustees of certain multiemployer plans to cut retirees’ pensions. Here is a summary of these provisions: 

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PRC Statement on Retiree Pension-Cut Legislation Included in Omnibus Bill

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Washington – On December 16, President Obama signed the 2015 Omnibus spending bill. The new law contains provisions that allow certain underfunded multiemployer pension plans to cut retirees’ benefits. The Pension Rights Center released the following statement from Executive Vice President Karen Friedman:

 

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President Expected to Sign Spending Bill Addressing Multiemployer Plans, 4062(e)

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President Barack Obama was expected to sign into law a $1.1 trillion U.S. government spending bill that includes elements designed to boost the nation's troubled multiemployer pension plan system and provisions addressing several other employee-benefits-related areas.

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Pension Benefits: New Law Lets Trustees Cut Them

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The House and Senate plan that would let trustees of certain financially wobbly pension plans cut retirees' benefits is aimed at reducing financial demands on those underfunded plans so they do not collapse totally.

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4 Ways Congress Just Screwed Up Pensions

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When the Senate approved the omnibus spending bill to prevent the government from shutting down, it also delivered a blow to some retirees who collect pensions. In a little-discussed provision of the bill, certain multi-employer pension plans were given the go-ahead to reduce pension checks to current recipients by up to 60 percent. Didn't see that coming, did you?

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Congress gives final OK to bill allowing multiemployer pension plan benefit cuts

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Trustees of financially distressed multiemployer pension plans would be allowed to cut participants' benefits to prevent the plans from becoming insolvent under legislation given final congressional approval Saturday.

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Editorial: Middle-class retirees deserve better from Congress

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The devastating pension reform crammed into the omnibus spending bill that will likely soon become law would allow pension trustees to slash the benefits of retired workers and cut future benefits for a shrinking pool of middle-income employees.

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Congress approves pension measure that could cut benefits for many retirees

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Glenn Zichler worked 30 years driving a bread truck around St. Louis before retiring. Now, he may be facing a sharp cut in his $33,600 annual pension. A provision just approved by Congress would let troubled multi-employer pension plans cut benefits for current retirees.

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Your pension could go poof. Do you have a backup plan?

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Two recent news events punctuate why we all should be concerned about our retirement readiness, even people who have been diligent financial stewards.

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