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Institute Talk: A Conversation About Retirement Insecurity with Katherine Newman

Katherine Newman, the interim chancellor of the University of Massachusetts Boston, has devoted much of her career to documenting conditions facing poor and working-class Americans. Her new book, Downhill From Here, Retirement Insecurity in the Age of Inequality, examines the… Continue Reading →

PAC Case Study: Helping a Widow Secure Survivor Pension Benefit

The Gerontology Institute’s Pension Action Center is part of  the McCormack Graduate School at UMass Boston. It provides free legal assistance to low- and moderate-income workers, retirees and their survivors in the six New England states and Illinois whose pension benefits… Continue Reading →

A Response to Aggressive Pension Plan Recoupment Practices

Brendan Jones went to work for a Connecticut manufacturing company straight out of high school and stayed until the plant closed more than three decades later. Once he turned 55, Jones began collecting a monthly pension check of $123.79. No… Continue Reading →

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