Ohio Retirees at Forum Push to Expand Social Security
Standing up for retirement security for all Americans during a White House Conference on Aging (WHCoA) regional meeting here Monday, AFSCME Ohio retirees amplified the call to preserve, protect and expand Social Security, Medicaid and Medicare.
The Man Who Out-Burns Mr. Burns
John Arnold is a former Enron executive and Texas hedge fund billionaire who is trying to destroy public pensions across the nation.
Inequity Follows Women into Retirement
You may have heard that women earn less than men for the same amount of work. To be exact, 78 cents for every dollar a man makes. But what many people don’t know is that inequity follows women into retirement, where it gets even worse.
Retirees Demand Real Retirement Security at White House Events
Seniors called on officials to stand up and protect programs that offer real retirement security for Americans as regional White House forums continued in Phoenix and Seattle.
Minnesota Members, Retirees Lobby Legislators
The Minnesota activists' agenda included new revenue for infrastructure, increased staffing at prisons and parks, protecting retirement security, and more paycheck stability.
Low Savings Mean Retirement Insecurity
Pensions have all but vanished in most workplaces, replaced (if at all) by 401(k)-style savings plans that leave whatever dollars that are put aside for the long haul to the wild gyrations of the stock market.
Retirees Out in Force for Washington State Lobby Day
With several critical issues on the front burner of the Washington state Legislature, a record number of retirees turned out during their annual Lobby Day last month.
AFSCME Council 8 Finds Fix for Cincy Pensions
The Cincinnati Retirement System’s seven-year financial roller-coaster ride finally came to an end. Thanks to proposals by AFSCME Council 8, an agreement was reached that protects current and future retirees.
White House Conference on Aging Event Shines Spotlight on Challenges Faced by Seniors
The White House Conference on Aging event in Tampa, on Feb. 19, was the first in a series of regional meetings designed to put a spotlight on the challenges retirees face today.
City Workers Donate Settlement to Senior Center
Last year, members of AFSCME Local 1303-041, Council 4, in Weston, Connecticut, filed unfair labor practices against the city after it violated their contract. The local won their case. The 11 members agreed to donate the proceeds from their settlement.
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