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.
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As Governor Christie awaits final recommendations from a panel he’s asked to come up with ways to lower the cost of pensions and other public employee benefits in New Jersey, two liberal think tanks said on Tuesday that shifting employees to a 401(k) retirement plan would be a costly mistake. Click the link above to read more.
The same Wall Street traders who ignited the public pensions crisis now propose to fix the problem. What could go wrong? Read about the relentless campaign waged by right-wing ideologues — many of them hedge fund managers — to loot public pension funds, which presages the real retirement battle on the horizon: Social Security. In a recent report titled “The Plot Against Pensions” (PDF), David Sirota persuasively argues that privatization cheerleaders are following a model of “pensions today, Social Security tomorrow.”