Category: Retirement Security
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.
VIDEO: Today’s Important Step to Strengthen Retirement Security
The Department of Labor is proposing to update rules to protect Americans saving for retirement and crack down on conflicts of interest in retirement advice that are costing middle-class and working families billions of dollars every year.
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.
‘The Truth About John Arnold’ Revealed
Last November, Phoenix voters emphatically rejected a ballot initiative that would have replaced city workers’ pensions with risky 401(k)-style plans.
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.
Ohio Members Win $150,000 in Pension Pay Dispute
After years of delays, a Lucas County (Ohio) judge set aside an arbitration decision and ordered the City of Toledo to write a check to approximately 100 AFSCME members who were wrongly denied the pay they were owed.
Texas Corrections Members Fight for Pension, Pay Issues
AFSCME Texas Corrections members showed up in full force Feb. 23 to testify before the Senate Finance Committee about the importance of addressing pension and pay raise issues during this legislative session.
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