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Congress Passes Legislation to Protect Retirees’ Pensions

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Dividing retirement benefits at divorce

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New rule may affect how you get information from your retirement plan

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Retirement Plan Literacy—Answers to Common Questions: Part III

In this, the third part of our April financial literacy month series, we answer one more of the top five questions that the Pension Rights Center commonly gets from people looking for a comfortable retirement. More...

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On March 11, 2021, as part of the American Rescue Plan Act, President Biden signed the Butch Lewis Emergency Pension Relief Act into law. More...

Retirement Plan Literacy—Answers to Common Questions: Part II

In this, the second part of our April financial literacy month series, we answer two more of the top five questions that the Pension Rights Center commonly gets from people about their retirement benefits (Part I can be found here). More...

Retirees Celebrate Historic Pension Victory

With the enactment of the Butch Lewis Emergency Pension Plan Relief Act, retirees across the country are “dancing in the streets” to celebrate the wonderful news that their pensions have been saved. Press the link to join the celebration and show-off your latest dance moves.

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New Law Causes Musicians’ Pension Trustees to Rethink Benefit Cuts

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With Butch Lewis Act, Workers Won Major Victory for Right to Secure Retirement

Tucked into the American Rescue Plan — the coronavirus stimulus that passed in early March — is the greatest victory for American workers in recent memory: the Butch Lewis Emergency Pension Plan Relief Act.

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How the COVID relief bill saves union pensions

It didn’t get a lot of fanfare, but tucked into the just-passed COVID relief bill is a new program that will make a life-changing difference for over a million current and future union retirees.

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3 Ways You Could Lose Your Pension and How to Save It

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Local grass roots work ends with Congress passing $86 billion package to rescue failing pensions

What started as a small group gathering in the spring of 2014 in Akron to find a way to save failing union pensions from drastic cuts helped start a national movement that eventually claimed victory in early March.

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