Post Tagged with: "retirement"

Public Pensions: LA, Illinois Both Try Cuts, End Up in Legal Tangles

When it comes to the thorny topic of funding public workers’ pensions, the city of Los Angeles and the state of Illinois provide a common theme: Hurt workers like Christine Bondi. Bondi, of Ontarioville, Ill., has worked for the Illinois Secretary of State for 25 years.  She helps people get drivers licenses as a customer service rep.  She used to […]

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AFSA Statement on Rep. George Miller’s (D-Calif.) Retirement

Rep. George Miller (D.-Ca.) is leaving some big shoes to fill as he announces his retirement from the House of Representatives this year. In his 40 years in Congress, Rep. Miller has proven his commitment to the working men and women of this country through his support of education and health care reform, minimum wage increases and worker safety. His unyielding commitment […]

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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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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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Federal Lawmakers Back Up States’ Attack On Public Workers’ Pension

Right-wing federal lawmakers, led by Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., are backing up state government attacks on state and local workers’ pensions through a measure that, if passed, would make the pensions virtually unaffordable.

The attacks, all in the GOP-run Tea Party-dominated House, would in the name of “transparency,” cut the assumptions governments and unions now make when figuring out whether a pension plan is solvent.

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