BRIEFING: Understanding the Central States Pension Cuts

Last December, the 161-page Multiemployer Pension Reform Act (MPRA) was quietly tucked into the omnibus appropriations bill. With little notice and no public hearings, this last minute reform fundamentally changed federal pension rules – leading to large pension cuts for workers and retirees.

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Women’s Rights and Opportunities in El Salvador

Dear Colleague,
In 2011, women legislators in El Salvador achieved a landmark piece of legislation: a national law to end discrimination against women. Though women in El Salvador are finally protected equally under the law, traditional ideals still heavily influence day to day life.

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