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What are the limits of congressional power to authorize suits?

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Spokeo Inc. v. Robins, which will be argued on Monday, Nov. 2, has the potential to significantly change the law in terms of the ability of federal statutes to authorize suits in federal courts.

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U.S. CEO retirement packages: Bigger than yours

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Most fast food workers do not earn enough to retire with much of a pension. Then there is David Novak, executive chairman of YUM Brands, the conglomerate that runs Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, and KFC outlets.

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PRC Praises Labor Department for New Rules for Economically Targeted Investments

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WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Labor Tom Perez announced today new guidance for economically targeted investments (ETIs) in retirement plans.

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Proposed draconian cuts to Teamsters’ pensions draws fire from retirees, who vow action

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If you want to meet some of the most ticked-off people on the planet, talk to any trucking industry retiree who received that letter from the Teamsters’ Central States pension plan notifying them of their potential financial haircut coming in retirement.

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Legislation can keep pension plans funded (letter to the editor)

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The first domino has fallen. In the waning moments of Congress last December, a bill was passed allowing multiemployer pension funds to cut the long-promised pension benefits of retirees.

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Pension Rights Center Response to Central States Teamsters Pension Fund Letter

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On September 22, James P. Hoffa, General President of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, wrote to Thomas Nyhan, Executive Director of the Central States Teamsters Pension Fund, to ask that the Fund’s trustees not propose “draconian benefit cuts that will impose significant hardships” on the Fund’s participants. 

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Pension Rights Center Calls Proposed Retiree Benefit Cuts by the Central States Pension Fund a “Pension Demolition Plan”

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WASHINGTON – Last week, the Central States Pension Fund began notifying hundreds of thousands of retirees that it has applied to the U.S. Department of the Treasury to cut their pensions.

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Proposed pension payment cuts of 50 percent and deeper rock and rile Teamster retirees in Akron

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Count Steve Kmet among thousands of retired Teamsters around the nation to open their mail earlier this week and get a hard financial punch to the gut

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Central States Fund Alerts Participants To Potential Pension Reductions

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Central States, Southeast and Southwest Area Pension Fund alerted its plan participants on its website that all fund participants were sent letters describing how the fund’s proposed pension reductions under the Multiemployer Pension Reform Act of 2014 will affect their benefits.

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What is Recoupment?

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Updated: July 2015


I received a letter from my pension plan stating that it has been overpaying me. The letter says that the plan is going to reduce my monthly payments and that I will also have to pay an additional amount to the plan. What can I do?

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