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.
Retirees, AFSCME President Talk Midterm Elections’ Importance
Last week, thousands of retiree members across the country participated in an AFSCME Retirees teletown hall with AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders to discuss what’s at stake in the fall elections and commit to volunteer in the final days of the campaign.
Going Door to Door in Fight for Right to Retire with Dignity
Phoenix city workers’ pensions hang in the balance this November as a right-wing group pushes a ballot measure that would replace secure retirement plans with 401(k)s.
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