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There are many ways to protest pension injustices and encourage policymakers to make reforms to our nation's retirement income system. Browse this section of our website to learn more about what you can do to encourage policymakers to support policies and proposals that improve the retirement security of America's workers, retirees, and their families.

  1. Contact your elected officials asking them to pass legislation that promotes fair and adequate retirement income policies for workers, retirees, and their families. Make sure to use our tips for writing letters to members of Congress.  Making calls and arranging in-person meetings are two other ways that will help make sure your legislators know what issues are important to you.
  2. Sign up to receive our Pension Action e-newsletter. We'll send you important updates on issues related to pensions and retirement security and keep you informed on how you can take action.
  3. Make your voice heard by using our tips to write a letter to the editor of a local newspaper or magazine.

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The Treasury Department needs to hear from you!

The Treasury Department needs to hear from you!

Make sure that the Treasury Department knows how you think it should implement the Multiemployer Pension Reform Act of 2014. Use your own words to tell the Treasury Department how important it is that it interpret the law to best protect retirees and spouses who could be hurt by the unprecedented cuts to certain retiree pensions allowed by the Multiemployer Pension Reform Act of 2014.

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Sign the petition! Urge your members of Congress to support the Keep Our Pension

Sign the petition! Urge your members of Congress to support the Keep Our Pension Promises Act

Urge your members of Congress to support the Keep Our Pension Promises Act, which would stop the benefit cuts imposed by the Multiemployer Pension Reform Act of 2014.  These cuts would undermine the most fundamental and sacrosanct principles of the federal private pension law, ERISA.

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Tell Congress: My pension is important!

Now is the time to tell members of Congress that your pension is important to you. Take a few minutes to send an e-mail to your members of Congress asking them to take steps to protect your retirement security.

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Grassroots Groups (View All)

Association of Former Pan Am Employees, Inc.

Mission: To deal with the issue of pension benefits for some 85,000 former employees of both Pan Am and National Air Lines.

Over the Hill Car People

Mission: To present a strong, united voice in Washington as well as with the news media and the general public about retirees of General Motors.

ProtectSeniors.Org

Mission: To pass H.R. 1322 (The Emergency Retiree Health Benefits Protection Act), a bill that would make it illegal for a corporation to rescind the health benefits retirees have earned and were promised in lieu of salary or hourly wages, and vacations.

National Alliance of "Brown" Employees And Retirees Inc. (NABER)

Mission: To share information, promote the interests, and assist with the challenges of being a current or former UPS hourly employee.

Activist Profiles (View All)

Helen Quirini

Helen Quirini, co-chair of the GE Retirees Justice Fund successfully used a variety of grassroots and shareholder strategies to convince General Electric to provide pensioners a series of cost-of-living adjustments.

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Janice Winston

Janice Winston rallied a group of Verizon employees to convince company executives to reverse their decision to require all employees to switch to a new, less generous pension plan.

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Frank Bryant

Frank Bryant is a founding member of the Central States Pension Improvement Committee and has organized a group of Teamsters to communicate with Congress about their concerns.

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C. William Jones

C. William Jones, who formed the Association of BellTell Retirees to persuade Verizon to provide regular increases in pensions for its retirees, has spearheaded the passage of resolutions at the company's annual shareholder meetings.

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