THE MINNEAPOLIS COMMITTEE OF THIRTEEN

 

 

 

 

 

THE MINNEAPOLIS COMMITTEE OF THIRTEEN

advocating for  Minneapolis teachers' pension security

 

 

 

 With your support, the Committee of 13  advocates for our defined benefit pensions. We            work to make sure that you have the facts about your MPS/TRA defined benefit pension. We also make sure that the  legislators who serve on  Minnesota's Legislative Commission on Pensions and Retirement have up-to-date information on MPS/TRA pensions.

 

We provide facts that counter the biased information distributed by groups

 

PENSIONS IN THE NEWS

DEC. 5, 2014 -LAMEDUCK CONGRESS MAY VOTE TO ALLOW PENSIONS TO CUT CURRENT RETIREES' BENEFITS  The Washington Post's Michael Fletcher reports that  Congress could soon allow the pension benefits of current retirees to be cut as part of an agreement to address the fiscal distress confronting some of the nation’s 1,400 multi-employer pension plans. Several unions and pension advocates opposing the move, which would be unprecedented, say that permitting financially strapped plans to cut retiree benefits would violate the central promise of traditional pensions: that they would provide a defined benefit for life.

 

 

NOV. 14, 2014 - PUBLIC PENSION PLANS REPORT SOLID RETURNS AND STRENGTH

Confidence continues to rise among public pension plan administrators about the sustainability of  their funds and their readiness to address future retirement issues according to a new survey by the National Conference on Public Employee Retirement Systems (NCPERS).