Category: Retirement Security
Oregon AFSCME Pushes Reform for All Workers
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown signed into law a groundbreaking package of workplace and retirement legislation that could serve as a model for other states.
Retirees Build on Success, Look to Protect Retirement Security
More than 100 retirees gathered for the Alliance for Retired Americans Legislative Conference and the Annual AFSCME Retiree Council meeting in the nation’s capital this week, lobbying lawmakers to protect Social Security, Medicare and public pensions.
Texas Pension Board Finds Its Voice for Workers
After months of intense lobbying by AFSCME members, the Texas Legislature has finally put the Employees Retirement System (ERS) on a path to actuarial soundness – without cutting employee take-home pay or retirement benefits.
Most Older Workers Not Ready for Retirement
Odds are, if you're a worker 55 or older, you're not prepared for a secure retirement, according to a new congressional report. If you are prepared, odds are that you’re a union member.
Illinois Supreme Court Rules Pension Cuts Unconstitutional
The Illinois Supreme Court unanimously ruled that a $105 billion pension change affecting half a million active and retired public employees is unconstitutional.
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.
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.
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