PRC In the News
12/30/21|The New York Times

Karen Ferguson, Fighter for Pension Rights, Dies at 80

She started as one of Ralph Nader’s “Nader Raiders” and, after developing an expertise in retirement systems, became a leading advocate for workers’ rights.

PRC In the News
12/29/21|The Washington Post

Karen Ferguson, founder of pension watchdog group, dies at 80

Karen Ferguson, the founder of the Pension Rights Center, a nonprofit organization that seeks to protect the interests of workers and retired people and helps promote legislation on their behalf, died Dec. 23 at her home in Washington. She was 80.

Speeches & Statements

PRC staff and board of directors, together with national leaders, deeply mourn the passing of their hero and guiding light, Karen Ferguson

It is with deep sadness and the heaviest of hearts that the staff and board of directors of the Pension Rights Center announce the death of Karen Ferguson, the Center’s president and founder, who died on December 23rd from cancer. The Pension Rights Center is a national consumer organization that works to protect the retirement […]

Blogs & Newsletters

John Deere workers successfully resist demand for pension freeze of new hires

By David Brandolph Chalk up a victory for a traditional defined benefit pension plan and its members. About 10,000 striking John Deere Co. workers are returning to work under a new contract that, among other provisions, removes language from an initial tentative bargaining agreement that would have prevented new employees from joining the company’s pension […]