Congressional leaders hammer out deal to allow pension plans to cut retiree benefits

2014-12-10T17:39:11-08:00December 10th, 2014|Categories: Pension Funding|Tags: , , , |

A bipartisan group of congressional leaders reached a deal Tuesday evening that would for the first time allow the benefits of current retirees to be severely cut, part of an effort to save some of the nation’s most distressed pension plans. The measure, attached to a massive $1.01 trillion spending bill, would alter 40 years of federal law and could affect millions of workers, many of them part of a shrinking corps of middle-income employees in businesses such as trucking, [...]