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

03/22/2021 | The Intercept

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

03/22/2021 | nwLaborPress.org

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

03/22/2021 | Report Door

When was the last time you heard good news about pensions? Instead, you’ve probably seen alarming headlines such as these:

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Latest News Releases (View all)

New Law Causes Musicians’ Pension Trustees to Rethink Benefit Cuts

03/26/2021

Tens of thousands of musicians— pianists, trumpeters, celloists, saxophonists and others— who were fighting cuts to their pensions are reaping immediate gains from the newly enacted Butch Lewis Emergency Pension Plan Relief Act, which was passed as part of the $1.9 trillion Covid-19 aid package, known as the American Resc

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Time to Celebrate! Congress Passes Legislation to Protect Retirees’ Pensions

03/10/2021

The Pension Rights Center and workers and retirees across the nation are celebrating the passage of the Butch Lewis Emergency Pension Plan Relief Act, as part of the $1.9 trillion Covid-19 aid package.

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Jazz Musicians Paul Livant and Andy Snitzer Contribute “Service Award” to Pension Rights Center

01/08/2021

Andy Snitzer and Paul Livant, the named plaintiffs in a class action lawsuit against the trustees of the American Federation of Musicians and Employers Pension Fund (AFM-EPF), received a service award of $10,000 each when that case settled.  Rather than keep their awards, which compensated them for their time and the risks they took on, they decided to donate the full amount of their award

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Speeches, Statements, and Letters (View all)

Letter to the Employee Benefits Security Administration about the Department of Labor's Notice and Access Rule

03/08/2021

PRC signed on to a letter, with several other organizations, sent to the Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) to urge the Department of Labor (DOL) to undertake a rulemaking to address the severe shortcomings in the Department’s recently adopted “Notice-and-Access” rule and to ensure adequate protections for workers and retirees regarding retirement plan disclosures.

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PRC letter to the Committee on Ways and Means in support of the Butch Lewis Emergency Pension Plan Relief Act of 2021 (February 10, 2021)

02/10/2021

PRC sent a letter to the Committee on Ways and Means expressing our support for the Butch Lewis Emergency Pension Plan Relief Act of 2021. Read the full letter here. 

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Pension Rights Center responds to the SPARK Institute's request for Guidance on Electronic Delivery Standards (January 11, 2021)

01/11/2021

The Pension Rights Center responded to a letter from the SPARK Institute requesting Guidance on Electronic Delivery Standards. Read the full letter here.

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