We Built the Middle Class, and We Can Rebuild It
Roll Call The benefits to workers who form a union are concrete and undeniable. Unionized workers earn on average $207 more per week than their nonunion counterparts, according to the latest data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
PA: Prison guard union's appeal denied
Sean Collins Walsh,
Daily News A Commonwealth Court panel yesterday denied an appeal by the AFSCME city prison guards union of a 2012 arbitration award that resulted in less generous pension benefits for new hires and lower wage increases than the union had sought.
Business owners urge Congress to take Medicare, Social Security cuts off the table
Washington Post 80 percent of business owners said they oppose proposals to save federal money by curbing Social Security benefits...
Six in ten Americans oppose any cuts to Medicare and Social Security
Kaiser Family Foundation/Robert Wood Johnson Foundation/Harvard School of Public Health New poll finds most Americans would not be willing to see any reductions in Medicare, Social Security and Medicaid.
New Report on Harm to Medicare by Repealing Obamacare
Repeal of the ACA would make Medicare's trust fund insolvent in 2016, and increase costs for many Medicare beneficiaries.
What the Health Care Ruling Means for Medicare
The New York Times Medicare improvements could have evaporated had the law been overturned, so the ruling generated sighs of relief…
Killing Pensions to Benefit the 1 Percent
Lee A. Saunders,
Huffington Post The Wall Street Journal continues its push to gut the retirement security of millions of middle class workers across the country while enriching Wall Street.
California pension system not in crisis
San Francisco Chronicle Despite those who claim otherwise, the sky is not falling on the California pension system.
Cuomo and Pensions: A View From a Union Leader
Gerald W. McEntee,
New York Times Pension costs grew due to the financial crisis, not because benefit levels are too high.
Poll shows Americans oppose entitlement cuts to deal with debt problem
Jon Cohen and Dan Balz,
The Washington Post Despite growing concerns about the country’s long-term fiscal problems and an intensifying debate in Washington about how to deal with them, Americans strongly oppose some of the major remedies under consideration, according to a recent poll.
Countering the Siege
New York Times AFSCME President McEntee on how attacks on public service workers have energized union members and our allies in a growing battle over workers’ rights.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signs anti-union bill -- but Democrats say they're the political victors
CBS News Political Hotsheet Lee A. Saunders, secretary-treasurer of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, told the Washington Post that it's no coincidence Republicans are pushing anti-union measures in states that will be key in the 2012 elections.
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