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The Pension Rights Center has moved! Please update your records with our new mailing address!

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Pension Rights Center celebrates 40 years, pension 'superheroes'

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The Pension Rights Center in Washington celebrated its 40th anniversary and named several pension “superheroes” at an award ceremony Thursday.

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A superhero night to remember

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If you’ve attended any of our past celebrations, you know that we at the Pension Rights Center know how to throw a party! And that’s just what we did to celebrate our 40th anniversary.

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The 2015 Pension 40: Karen Ferguson and Karen Friedman

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"The challenges to retirement security today we couldn't have imagined 40 years ago," says PRC director Ferguson.

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The 2015 Pension 40: The Long Climb

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The struggle over the fate of defined benefit pensions continues to dominate the Institutional Investor's annual ranking of the 40 most important people in pensions.

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Teamster Retirees Demand Trustees 'Stop the Rush' to Slash Pensions in Half

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They thought their pensions were secure—but now they’re fighting to keep them. Retired and active Teamsters in 25 states from Florida to Minnesota received notice this fall that their pensions could be cut by as much as 60 percent, beginning July 1.

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1 Million Affected by De-Risking in 5 Years, PBGC Says

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More than a million defined benefit plan participants in larger plans were affected by pension de-risking activities from 2009 through 2013, and more than half of those were involved in 2012 transactions, the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation said in a report.

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14,800 Minnesotans face deep cuts to their pensions

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Ken Petersen spent 30 years as a Teamster trucker, loading and hauling utility poles, fertilizer and other freight. All those years his employers socked money away for the monthly pension check Petersen has received since he retired from trucking in 2003.

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Risky Pension Bets

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Would you rather have a monthly pension guaranteed for life or a lump sum of money now? Before I address that question, let me say that you’re lucky if you have the choice.

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Independence rally draws pension rights advocate Karen Friedman

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Pension rights advocate Karen Friedman will address area retirees facing huge cuts to their pensions at a rally Thursday in Independence.

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