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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...

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...

Retirement Plan Literacy – Answers to Common Questions

April is financial literacy month. More...

Prospects Brighten for Much Needed Pension Rescue Bill as It Heads to House Floor Vote

The House Ways and Means Committee significantly boosted the prospect for passage of much needed pension relief that would protect the hard-earned and promised benefits of active and retired truck drivers, nurses and health care workers, plumbers and construction trade workers – people who we now recognize and honor as America’s essential workers in this time of crisis. More...

NIRS Report Says U.S. Gets Overwhelming Economic Benefit from Pension Payments

Payments from traditional pension plans generated a staggering $1.3 trillion in U.S. economic output in 2018, according to a report recently released by the National Institute on Retirement Security (NIRS). More...

Consumer advocate recognizes PRC’s “long-term fighters for justice”

In his May 6 In the Public Interest blog post, “We honor what we value – entertainers over saviors,” renowned consumer advocate Ralph Nader notes that the public and the media heap tons of attention on sports figures, inducting them into Halls of Fame and making documentaries and fe More...

Pension rescue is no-brainer for next pandemic response legislation

Confronted with the largest public health and economic crisis in modern American history, Congress on March 27 appropriately provided trillions of dollars to help put workers, businesses and state and local governments on a path to withstand the massive economic shock waves they are facing. But more action is needed. More...

Rescue of miners’ pensions gives hope to musicians, truck drivers and other retirees

Retirees around the country cheered when congressional leaders included the Bipartisan American Miners Act of 2019 in a must pass end-of-the-year federal government spending bill signed by the President.
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Butch Lewis Act on path to House floor vote as bill approved by Ways and Means Committee

Retirees, workers, spouses and widows who have been fighting intensely for many years to protect their hard-earned multiemployer plan pensions have reason to celebrate. The bill that they’ve been backing to fix a looming pension crisis was voted out of the House Ways and Means Committee yesterday and is on a path to the full House for a floor vote. More...

New book sounds alarm about retirement insecurity in America

In her new book, Downhill from Here—Retirement Insecurity in the Age of Inequality, Katherine S. Newman compellingly relates the story of the American retirement experience by diving into the individual and heart-wrenching sagas of a diverse group of workers and retirees. More...

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