Monday, April 21, 2014

Standing Up For Pensions

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By Mary Ellen Flannery It’s certainly not the fault of union employees that state legislators have broken their promises to fund their pension systems or that Wall Street crashed the economy, costing over 8 million jobs and devastating state budgets. And yet, all over the country, lawmakers are unfairly demonizing teachers and other public employees, [...]

State Legislatures Underfunded Pensions

January 14, 2011 by khart  
Filed under Featured News, Salary, Social Security, Top Stories

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By Kevin Hart If Lady MacBeth were observing the current political discourse on public employee pensions, she might be inclined to quip that some elected officials seem to be protesting too much. As states grapple with unfunded pension liabilities, many elected officials are calling the plans unaffordable and relics of the past. Meanwhile, many of these same [...]

Retired Educators Taking Action on Social Security

October 29, 2010 by cmccabe  
Filed under Featured News, Social Security, State News, Top Stories

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By Cynthia McCabe NEA members concerned about getting back in retirement the money they earned during their public service careers plan to take action next month to ensure that happens. On Dec. 1, a bipartisan group will release recommendations that could have a far-reaching impact on the retirement of educators and other public servants. That [...]