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Know Your Agencies #2: What parts of the government regulate retirement, and how they can help

Posted by Emily Spreiser on November 27, 2018

Post 2 of 5: The Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

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Know Your Agencies #1: What parts of the government regulate retirement, and how they can help

Posted by Emily Spreiser on November 20, 2018

Post 1 of 5: Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA)

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Time for Select Pension Committee to Shine as Midterms’ Afterglow Dims

Posted by David B. Brandolph on November 14, 2018

With the 2018 midterm elections mostly in the rear-view mirror, it’s time for a special bipartisan congressional committee on pensions to complete its mission and come up with a comprehensive and fair solution that rescues financially struggling plans, helps save the federal agency backstopping pensions, and protects the hard-earned benefits owed to retirees and active workers.  

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Retirees demand candidates save their pensions

Posted by Karen Friedman on November 06, 2018

Political candidates vying for office in the midterms and beyond need to pay attention to fixing a key under-the-radar economic issue that has energized hundreds of thousands of committed working class voters concentrated in key battleground states, including Wisconsin, Michigan and Ohio.

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Retirees fear permanent Halloween horror if Congress fails to save pensions

Posted by David B. Brandolph on October 30, 2018

Ghosts and goblins can be scary, but this Halloween tens of thousands of retirees across the country are counting on a special under-the-radar congressional committee to help them avoid the frightening prospect of losing their retirement benefits due to a pension plan insolvency crisis.

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Proposed legislation would provide new protections for women

Posted by Jane Smith on October 24, 2018

Our retirement system is based on the notion that most people work full-time throughout their lives. This is a concept that has framed the rules for retirement plans. However, a lifetime of full-time work is not the common practice for many women.

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Pension cuts law makes mockery of American democratic principles – Retirees to use democratic processes to fight back

Posted by David B. Brandolph on October 17, 2018

The idea of one person, one vote, is a core principle of American democracy, and, consistent with this tenet, millions of citizens across the nation are expected to exercise their right to vote in elections taking place in the next few weeks.

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Are you a pension attorney? Join our network!

Posted by Karen Racowsky on October 09, 2018

As the Pension Rights Center’s Staff Attorney, I am usually on backup phone duty when Operations and Referrals Manager, Kyle Garrett, is at lunch or on another call.  Since Kyle is in charge of most of our intake, when he’s busy, I am usually the one who talks to retirees who aren’t getting the documents they requested and refer them to the Department of Labor, or I do some research and di

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The Joint Select Committee wants to hear from you

Posted by Emily Gilbert on September 26, 2018

We are quickly approaching the end of September and the deadline for stakeholders to submit their comments to the Joint Select Committee on Solvency of Multiemployer Pension Plans.

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Interconnected Disconnections: When Former Employees and their Retirement Plans Can’t Find Each Other

Posted by Emily Spreiser on August 17, 2018

When I was in high school I was very lucky to be able to go on a school trip to France with a bunch of other American students. One day we were touring a market in in the South of France and, eager to practice what I had learned in French class, I stopped at a stall and began striking up conversation with a very patient local vendor.

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