AFSCME’s 1.6 million active and retired members have more than 1 trillion dollars in retirement assets invested in public pension systems across the country. The magnitude of these assets can make us a major player in the financial markets. We must work to ensure that this money is invested so that the retirement benefits promised to public employees are safe and secure.
Report from the Public Pension Leadership Meeting
AFSCME activists, local leaders and retirees met with key experts and allies to develop strategies and tools to defend our modest pensions against this unprecedented assault. Read More »
Best Practices for Trustees and Pension Systems
AFSCME released this report to serve as a road map for improving pension plan governance and enhancing public retiree pension plan security. Read More »
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- Feb 20Major Investors Call on JPMorgan Chase to Name Independent Board ChairCoalition with $820 million in JPM shares seeks stronger, more independent governance and oversight
- Feb 14Too Big to Fail and Imperial CEOs Targeted as AFSCME Employees Pension Plan Announces 2013 Shareholder Proposals
- Feb 01Institutional Investors Continue to Press Companies for Disclosure of LobbyingShareholder resolutions filed with more than 50 companies by more than 65 institutional and individual investors for 2013.
- May 09 Same Class Warfare, New Class Warriors Wealthy politicians and “philanthropists” attack pension benefits for retired librarians, teachers, and street crew workers. (Blog)
- May 06 Your Story Can Make a Difference The work you do every day makes a difference. So do your stories. Share your story at www.afscme.org/story. (Blog)
- Apr 08 Protecting Retirement Security through a Pension City of Little Rock, Ark., is switching to a pension system to protect retirees. (Blog)
- Jan 15 Register Now for Dynamic Legislative Conference Want to raise your voice for workers? Come to Washington, DC, and do just that. (Blog)
- Dec 21 Wall Street Journal Duo: You’re Not Working Hard Enough Right-wing bloggers Biggs and Richwine ignore data that show lay-offs cut public services. (Blog)
- Nov 30 We Won in San Diego AFSCME-endorsed mayoral candidate Bob Filner prevailed over Carl DeMaio, an anti-worker city councilman. (Blog)
- Sep 27 AFSCME’s ‘Pat Quinn Truth Squad’ Is on the March in Illinois Union spreads message that governor’s proposed budget cuts will devastate critical services. (Blog)
- Sep 26 The Referees Are Fighting for All of Us Billionaire team owners are trying to take the professional NFL officials’ pensions away. (Blog)
- Aug 29 Warren to Christie: Not So Fast Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren calls out Gov. Chris Christie on his RNC keynote speech. (Blog)
- Aug 29 They Said What?! Remarks from anti-worker governors at the Republican National Convention had us scratching our heads. (Blog)
- Aug 14 Risk Is Its Own Reward. If You’re a Corporation When financial risks turn sour, the titans of finance are quick to point a finger. (Blog)
- Jul 20 Jon Stewart Speaks Out for Public Sector Unions Daily Show host thinks we should look closely at LIBOR scandal when discussing economic woes. (Blog)
- Jan 13 Killing Pensions to Benefit the 1 Percent The Wall Street Journal continues its push to gut the retirement security of millions of... (Huffington Post)
- Jul 08 Two Firms Defy Investor Views on Pay Vote Frequency “It’s a bad precedent to ignore a majority of shareholders,” noted AFSCME’s Lisa Lindsley. (RiskMetrics)
- Jun 18 Cuomo and Pensions: A View From a Union Leader Pension costs grew due to the financial crisis, not because benefit levels are too high.... (New York Times)
- May 23 Historical civil rights figures weigh in on pension debate Video: Participants in the Memphis sanitation strike speak out in San Jose, Calif. (ABC-7 News)
- May 18 Stop Enabling Crazy CEO Pay AFSCME recently blamed the largest mutual funds for doing the least to rein in CEO... (The Motley Fool)
- Apr 12 Countering the Siege AFSCME President McEntee on how attacks on public service workers have energized union members and... (New York Times)