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On Saving Pensions, One Step to Go, On Composites and GROW, We Say No!

PRC is thrilled that on May 15, as part of the latest COVID-19 relief bill (known as the HEROES Act), the House of Representatives passed the well-crafted Emergency Pension Plan Relief Act (EPPRA) to shore-up underfunded multiemployer pension plans. We urge the Senate to ensure that EPPRA’s provisions are retained in any compromise bill it works out with the House. More...

PRC is here for you

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. More...

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

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. More...

The nation’s pensioners have lost a great champion

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.  More...

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

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. More...

Butch Lewis Act passes House, reintroduced in Senate

Yippee!  Congratulations to everyone! More...

Campaigns should make pensions a priority

If candidates are smart, saving pensions should be part of their every conversation with voters. Specifically, there should be a dialogue in both parties about how to solve the multiemployer crisis. Time is running out on many of these severely underfunded multiemployer pension plans and policymakers can’t dilly dally any longer. More...

Treasury Notice puts retirees' pensions at risk

Sometimes important changes in pension law are made through the regulatory process or even, more subtly, through guidance that agencies issue to address key issues. Often the guidance sounds technical, but it can make a world of difference, either positively or negatively, to the economic security of retirees. More...

Romancing our donors on Valentine’s Day

It’s Valentine’s Day, that holiday of romance and love.

So on this February 14th, we want to send PRC’s special candy hearts, shoot our arrow of amour – or at least our arrow of great and undying gratefulness – to those wonderful individuals and organizations who supported us so gallantly in 2018. More...

Retirees demand candidates save their pensions

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. More...

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