Category: Social Security
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.
Retirement Security Fight Focused on Younger Workers
The White House Conference on Aging closed its regional meetings with AFSCME members from Rhode Island and Massachusetts demanding that retirement solutions be focused on protecting working people in their later years.
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.
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.
Congress' First Act: Attack on Social Security
The corporate-led effort to undermine the nation’s social safety net got off to a quick start in the new Congress, led by extremist lawmakers who ultimately want to privatize Social Security.
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.
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.
AFSCME Retirees Attend ARA Convention in Las Vegas
AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders was a featured speaker at the event.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren to AFSCME Members: It’s Time to Go on Offense
One of our champions, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, dropped by AFSCME last week. Read what she had to say to our members.
Social Security at 78 – Going Strong, Worth Fighting For
Our children and grandchildren deserve a chance at a safe and secure retirement.
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