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www.nytimes.com/2010/12/23/business/23prichard.html

Dec 22, 2010 ... As cities and states struggle to pay for pensions, Prichard, Ala., is a worst case. Some retirees have become destitute.

link.springer.com/article/10.1057/pm.2012.11

May 28, 2012 ... On 22 December 2010, The New York Times reported that 'Prichard did something that pension experts say they have never seen before: it stopped sending monthly pension checks to its 150 retired workers'. Prichard is a small city in southwest Alabama. Thirty-five per cent of Prichard residents live below ...

district.fayar.net/about_us/f_p_s_news___events/barbara_prichard_announces_her_retirement

Apr 18, 2017 ... Barbara Prichard, the Fayetteville School District's award-winning and nationally- recognized Gifted and Talented and Advanced Placement Curriculum Director has announced her planned retirement. Prichard joined Fayetteville Public Schools in 1983 as the Director of Gifted Education. For the past 33 ...

thinkprogress.org/past-city-bankruptcies-show-there-is-no-blueprint-for-detroit-retirees-f46e1b88fb07

Aug 12, 2013 ... The city and its retirees remain in limbo because Prichard has failed to convince a judge it is eligible for bankruptcy. Jefferson County, Alabama — the largest city bankruptcy in U.S. history, until Detroit took that crown in July — never even listed its pensions among the creditors it couldn't pay. Pushed to ...

www.kiplinger.com/article/retirement/T020-C000-S002-public-workers-do-not-count-on-pensions.html

3 days ago ... Ask the residents of Prichard, Ala., where retirees have experienced dramatic benefit reductions (unlike private pensions, public pensions are not backed by the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp.). An analysis in 2012 of 126 state and local pension plans by the Center for Retirement Research at Boston ...

blog.al.com/live/2013/08/old_problem_new_twist_this_tim.html

Aug 25, 2013 ... Troy Ephriam View full sizePrichard MayorTroy Ephriam, seen here on Sept. 29, 2009, said the city made a good-faith effort to resolve a dispute with employees near retirement that is holding up its bankruptcy case. A judge has scheduled a hearing for Sept. 30, 2013. (Press-Register file photo). MOBILE ...

www.wsws.org/en/articles/2011/02/alab-f23.html

Feb 23, 2011 ... Prichard's defunct pension fund owes a total of $2.5 million in back payments to the retirees. During the 1960s and 1970s, Prichard was the fastest growing city in Alabama, reaching a population of 45,000. In the 1980s, key employers, an International Paper mill and an Air Force base, closed down, leaving ...

www.pensiontsunami.com/regions.php?type=state&id=2

October 29th, 2009. Prichard, Alabama Files for Bankruptcy; City Faces Lawsuit Over Nearly Empty Pension Fund (David Ferrara / Mobile Press-Register) · Prichard, Alabama Stops Paying Retirees; Lawsuits Are Filed (blog - Natalie R. Cohen / the Public Purse) ...

blogs.reuters.com/muniland/2013/08/08/the-real-history-of-public-pensions-in-bankruptcy

Aug 8, 2013 ... Further, Prichard had failed to make a $16.5 million payment to its pension fund under its previous plan of adjustment. Prichard, although it filed for bankruptcy in 2009, has not yet met the court's eligibility requirements and pensions have not been paid, leaving retirees to struggle: Central Falls, Rhode ...