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AFGE: Budget Cut Options Hit Feds; GOP Senators Want to ‘Wal-Martize’ Workforce

WASHINGTON —A wide range of federal budget-cutting options, listed but not advocated by the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO), would if adopted badly hit federal workers who already suffer from past budget-cutting, the American Federation of Government Employees says. Not only that, but three GOP senators want to “Wal-Martize” federal workers by eliminating regular pensions for all new hires, the […]

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AFSA Attends Conference Advocating for Social Security Expansion

AFSA Attends Conference Advocating for Social Security Expansion

On Wednesday, October 30, 2013, AFSA attended a conference at the Senate Hart Office Building, on the benefits of expanding Social Security. The briefing including a distinguished panel of experts, including representatives from the Economic Policy Institute, AFL-CIO, Alliance for Retired Americans, Social Security Works among others. During the conference, the Progressive Change Campaign Committee (PCCC) launched an open letter […]

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Trumka Warns Dems: Stick By Social Security, Medicare

LAS VEGAS—AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka has put lawmakers on notice to stick by Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid or face labor opposition at the polls next year. His Oct. 21 speech to the International Federation of Employee Benefit Plans in Las Vegas was directed at both parties, but with a special warning for the Democrats. His warning is notable because […]

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Not the Way you Want to Spend a Birthday

Being under attack is not the way you want to spend your birthday.  But as Social Security celebrated the 78th anniversary of its enactment, which occurred on Aug. 14, 1935, that’s where the nation’s retirement security system found itself. That’s because as part of so-called deficit-cutting schemes, both congressional Republicans and Democratic President Barack Obama are backing smaller future Social […]

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Show Support for the Strengthen Social Security Act

There are currently proposals in Congress that would seriously threaten Social Security by reducing benefits to retirees. Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) recently introduced legislation that rejects this approach and will strengthen and protect Social Security. Senator Harkin’s Strengthen Social Security Act will not only protect retirees from calculated benefit cuts, it will increase Social Security’s Cost-of-Living-Adjustments by an average of […]

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