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Heitkamp continues work to save pensions

Apr 4, 2018
D. Webster

Senator Heidi Heitkamp met with members of the Fargo Committee to Protect Seniors Rights, a local chapter of a nationwide group fighting to preserve pension funds.

About 2,000 North Dakotans and 400,000 pension fund participants nationally paid into a program called the Central States Pension Fund, which will no longer be solvent unless Congress intervenes. Many participants have been told their pensions will be reduced by half or even more. Dick Bye drove a UPS truck for 31 years, and says he relied on his pension for his retirement.