Category: Retirement Security
New Jersey Pension Boards Join Unions in Fight Over Pension Cuts
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s decision to shortchange the state’s pension plans by $2.4 billion is wrong and should be overturned, trustees of the state’s largest pension funds said in a lawsuit filed last week.
Phoenix Voters Defeat Pension Cut Initiative
Phoenix voters on Tuesday emphatically rejected a billionaire-backed ballot initiative that would have replaced city workers’ pensions with risky 401(k) style plans.
Court Ruling Backs City on Promise to Retirees
Public workers and retirees in Stockton, California, scored a major victory last week when a judge approved the city’s plan to emerge from bankruptcy without making cuts to workers’ pensions.
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.
Senator Warren, Koch Sisters Lead Rally to Protect Social Security, Medicare
U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren rallied some 300 activists on Capitol Hill Thursday. She was joined by the anti-Koch brothers “Koch Sisters” and several other members of Congress who promised to stand strong against tea-party attacks on the social safety net.
Court Backs Illinois Retirees on Health Care
In a major blow to a state plan that would have imposed new costs on retired state workers, the Illinois Supreme Court has ruled that the health benefits included in pension packages are protected under state law.
AFSCME Retirees Attend ARA Convention in Las Vegas
AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders was a featured speaker at the event.
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We know that our issues are at the heart of how we support working families in America and how we must strengthen our nation's fragile economic health.
Union Families, Not Just Members, Are Better Off
Workers with union contracts are far more likely to receive benefits their families can use.
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