by Fatima Hussein, cincinnati.com,
February 26, 2016,
Rita Lewis lost her husband on New Year’s Day. Now she may be about to lose much of his retirement money.
The West Chester widow is headed to Washington D.C., next month, to speak about the ongoing pension crisis involving the Central States Pension Fund affecting hundreds of thousands of retired Teamsters nationwide.
Lewis will testify at a hearing of the Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday on the potential pension cuts 48,000 Ohioans, including herself, will face in the wake of looming cuts made possible by a recently passed federal law.
“I’m going to lose about $4,000 a month,” she told the Enquirer. “This is going to be devastating to me, more than I’m already devastated after losing the love of my life.”