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PRC is here for you

Posted by Karen Friedman on March 18, 2020

All of us are dealing with how to stay safe as the deadly Coronavirus, COVID-19, quickly spreads across America, and much of the globe. But while we all are hunkering down, trying to adjust to this new strange and scary reality, we want you to know that the Pension Rights Center is still here for you.


Getting a divorce? Skip the roses for Valentine’s Day – and protect your pension

Posted by Karen Friedman on February 13, 2020

Valentine’s Day is for love.

Except when it isn’t.

What happens when love fades, the marriage crumbles, and you end up getting a divorce?

Well, one piece of important advice for the broken-hearted on this Valentine’s Day is to take care of yourself financially. This is particularly important when it comes to retirement benefits.


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

Posted by David B. Brandolph on February 07, 2020

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.


The nation’s pensioners have lost a great champion

Posted by Karen Friedman on January 17, 2020

Sometimes our blogs are about pensions. Today it’s about something more personal.

Today we went to a memorial service for a Senate staffer who really mattered. 


My day at the Supreme Court

Posted by Emily Gilbert on December 05, 2019

Yesterday, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in Intel Corp. Investment Policy Comm. v. Sulyma. PRC had filed a friend-of-the-court brief in the case, and I was excited to get to be there in person.


Labor Department proposes to send you down a rabbit hole to find your retirement information

Posted by Karen Friedman on November 19, 2019

The Department of Labor, the agency charged with protecting workers’ and retirees’ retirement rights, wants to adopt a new rule that would make it harder for you to get the information you need to plan for your retirement and watchdog your pension or 401(k) plan.


St. Clare’s retirees take action to protect their pensions

Posted by Kyle Garrett on September 18, 2019

As the Pension Rights Center’s Operations and Referrals Manager, I hear from thousands of individuals each year. Over the past decade, many of these calls and e-mails have come from people who worked for religiously affiliated hospitals, schools, and social services agencies.


Social Security turns 84!

Posted by Emily Gilbert on August 16, 2019

During a week of volatility in the stock market, retirees are happily celebrating the 84th birthday of the Social Security System—a universal social insurance program that guarantees their benefits no matter what direction their 401(k) or personal investments are heading.


Butch Lewis Act passes House, reintroduced in Senate

Posted by Karen Friedman on July 25, 2019

Yippee!  Congratulations to everyone!


Butch Lewis Act on path to House floor vote as bill approved by Ways and Means Committee

Posted by David B. Brandolph on July 11, 2019

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.

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