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Congress, seeing national pension crisis, starts to act

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The U.S. Senate is stepping into the political fray over pensions — a looming crisis across the country — as hundreds of thousands of retirees brace for benefit cuts.

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Pension Rights Center praises U.S. Treasury Department rejection of Central States Pension Fund application to cut retiree pensions

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WASHINGTON – The Pension Rights Center joins hundreds of thousands of retired truck drivers, spouses, widows and active workers in praising the U.S. Department of the Treasury for rejecting the Central States Pension Fund’s application to cut its retirees’ pensions.

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Time to rethink pensions?

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Karen Friedman, Pension Rights Center Executive Vice President and Policy Director, discusses the current state of pensions in the U.S. and what can be done in the future.

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Teamsters retirees await word on deep pension cuts

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More than 13,000 Teamsters retirees in Michigan face cuts to their pensions as early as July. Some pension checks could be cut in half for retired truck drivers and others

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Pensions At Risk: Is Your Retirement In The Crosshairs?

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The U.S. Treasury Department is expected to decide by May 7 whether to approve benefit reductions for the trucking industry, which is one of the nation’s largest pension funds with more than 400,000 members.

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Some Retirees Brace for Major Cuts in Wisconsin and Throughout the Midwest

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Thousands of pensioners in Wisconsin and throughout the Midwest could soon see their benefits slashed. The U.S. Treasury will decide by the end of this week whether Central States Pension Fund can cut retirees’ benefits by up to 60 percent. The possibility could cause a lot more people to worry about their pensions.

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Senate Democrats Urge Scrutiny of Central States Rescue

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The entire Democratic Party Senate caucus has urged the Treasury Department to closely scrutinize the Central States pension fund's rescue proposal.

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Pension cuts barreling down the road?

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Michael Barton drove a truck for three decades for United Parcel Service. But as of July 1, despite all those years on the job, he faces the possibility of a 50 percent cut in his pension checks.

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Can Teamsters Save the Right to Retire?

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Over 2,000 retirees and Teamsters from 20 states rallied in front of the U.S. Capitol April 14, calling on the Treasury Department to stop their pensions from being slashed by 50 to 70 percent.

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Teamsters protest broken pension promises at U.S. Capitol

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Prepared to rally against what could be the biggest cut to the largest multi-employer pension fund in U.S. history, retired Teamsters exited bus after bus that pulled up to Capitol Hill's Western Lawn on a warm Thursday morning. They came from as far as Florida, Texas and Wisconsin. Many paid out of pocket for the trip.

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