Category: Social Security
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.
President Saunders on MSNBC: We March to Change Our Country for the Better
On PoliticsNation, Pres. Lee Saunders discussed the fight for civil rights and opportunity in America.
AFSCME.TV: Nurses Are the Heart of Health Care
Hundreds of AFSCME nurses gathered to fight for improved conditions for nurses and patients.
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