The Center has an unparalleled reputation for credibility, hard work, and an untiring commitment to securing economic justice for America’s workers, retirees, and their families.
Over more than four decades, the Center has become the go-to source for media, policymakers, and the public for plain-English information on retirement income issues and is an acknowledged leader in giving voice to and solving problems for consumers.
The Center began its work by educating the public about the then recently-passed federal private pension law, ERISA, and commenting on the pension regulatory process on behalf of consumers who had been left out of the protections of this landmark law.
While there is no question that the world has changed over these intervening decades, the Center’s core mission, basic strategies, passion, and commitment have stayed the same.
The Center seeks to ensure that, after a lifetime of work, all older Americans have sufficient income to retire with dignity.
The Center identifies problems, gives a platform to individuals in need, moves expeditiously to develop solutions and, with partners from diverse organizations, to advocate for change.
The Center always has an eye on the future, identifying trends that are emerging and helping develop innovative solutions for tomorrow’s generation of retirees.