Pensioners Fight Back Against Cuts
The Pension Rights Center’s Karen Friedman discusses a new pension law that could negatively impact millions of retirees.
Hold On To Those Tax Forms! Keeping Your Tax Records Can Help You Protect Your Retirement Benefits
By Emily Spreiser If you’re like most Americans, you just filed your taxes. This means you probably gathered important tax documents to help. But now that you’re done, what are you going to do with those documents? Many Americans follow the general rule of thumb that you should keep your tax documents for six or […]
Flurry of Pension Rescue Filings May Indicate Renewed Confidence
Four more financially beleaguered multiemployer pension plans are testing the rescue application waters, seeking Treasury Department permission to cut benefits.
How to Track Down a Lost 401(k) or Traditional Pension
Hundreds of millions of dollars in 401(k) retirement account and traditional pension plan assets are going unclaimed. These days it’s not uncommon for workers to change employers 10 times or more over the course of a career—and all that job hopping can make it tough to keep tabs on employer-sponsored retirement plans.
20,000 Union Members, Retirees at Risk of Losing Pension Benefits
“The guy who worked harder got hit the hardest,” Wargo said. “If you could prove that it [the cuts] would keep the plan solvent for 100 some odd years I’d take it, but it’s baloney. There are other ways this could have been mended instead of singling out a group of people.”
Don’t lose your retirement plan when you move!
By Joellen Leavelle A few weeks ago, the Pension Rights center moved to a new office. We’ve had to update our mailing address with the post office, vendors, people on our email list and just about anyone you can think of. Millions of people move every day, too, and they do the same thing – […]
Teamsters get a reprieve from pension cuts
Thousands of upstate retired Teamsters have dodged a potential pension cut, at least for now, thanks to a recent decision by the federal government.
OP-ED: Why U.S. Supreme Court must stand up for retired Americans
Hospitals that masquerade as religiously affiliated institutions do their employees and themselves a grave disservice.
Hospital Pension Plans Seek Salvation at SCOTUS
The oral arguments at the U.S. Supreme Court over the ability of religiously affiliated hospitals to treat their pension plans as “church plans” amounted to a 60-minute catechism on statutory interpretation and legislative history.
Senate overturns rules to help cities offer retirement plans to workers
In a 50-49 vote, the Senate quashed Labor Department rules from the Obama administration that would have made it easier for cities to provide government-run retirement plans to private sector workers.
In absence of help from archdiocese, N.J. pensioners put faith in U.S. Supreme Court
While adversaries argued in front of the U.S. Supreme Court last week, 79 people who once worked at St. James Hospital in Newark watched the clock. Tick-tock. Tick-tock.