June 28, 2007: At a press conference today, Senator Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) introduced the Restoring Pension Promises to Workers Act of 2007, which contains a number of provisions “to help ensure Americans’ pensions will be there for them when they retire.” For one, the bill would create an Office of Participant Advocacy, which would be a resource for people who are affected by shortcomings in the laws. The bill also includes a provision that would require companies that provide extravagant executive pay packages to maintain a defined benefit pension plan for their workers. There are also protections for employees whose divisions are sold, certain retired union members affected by pension cutbacks, and spouses of federal employees. Read Senator Harkin’s press release. Karen Friedman, PRC Policy Director, spoke at the press conference in support of the bill. Read her statement.
Pension Rights Center: Pension Bill Introduced in Senate
July 29, 2021
TDU will hold a national zoom call on Saturday, Aug. 14 for Teamsters who are volunteering to elect the O’Brien-Zuckerman Teamsters United Slate. Join candidates, campaign coordinators and Teamster activists for an update and to make plans to Get Out the Vote and win this fall. Click here to register.
July 28, 2021
The assets of the Central States Pension Fund fell to $9.8 billion at the end of March, a drop of $573 million in the first quarter. The fund projects forward that it will pay $2.83 billion in pension benefits this year, while taking in $651 million in employer contributions.