December 2017

  • Our New Year’s Resolution: Protect Pensions
    Protect Pensions

    In a few short days, many Americans will begin writing their New Year’s resolutions. Some will try to lose weight, others will try to exercise more, and many others will follow resolutions of their own. We at the National Public…

  • National Public Pension Coalition: Naughty and Nice List 2017
    National Public Pension Coalition

    It’s the holiday season. While the merry bells keep ringing, Santa Claus is coming back with a big fat pack upon his back. And you can be sure that he’s making a list and checking it twice and he’s going…

  • Protecting Pensions in 2017: Ending the Year With Some Wins
    The pension crisis is a myth

    It seems like protecting pensions is a never-ending battle these days. The year 2017 certainly saw its share of attacks on the retirement security of teachers, firefighters, nurses, and other public employees. Before we look ahead to next year, it’s…

  • This Week in Pensions: December 15, 2017

    Welcome to the latest edition of This Week in Pensions! As we do most weeks, we have gathered the best stories about pensions and retirement security from the previous week. This is the news you need to know in the…

  • Working People Need Access to Guaranteed Income in Retirement
    retirement age public pensions

    We’ve written a lot on this blog about how 401(k)s and other defined contribution plans fail to provide adequate retirement savings for most working people. There is now plenty of evidence that most workers will not save anywhere close to…

  • Public Pensions Can Meet Their Obligations
    Attacks on pensions promote retirement inequality

    Full funding of public pensions is one of the most hotly debated subjects in state legislatures across the nation. It’s generally accepted that public pensions should aim to be 100 percent funded. However, does full funding actually relate to the…

  • This Week in Pensions: December 8, 2017

    Welcome to the latest edition of This Week in Pensions! As we do most weeks, we have gathered the best stories about pensions and retirement security from the previous week. This is the news you need to know in the…

  • Municipal Pensions Under Attack in Michigan
    Michigan Pensions Protest

    Last week, companion bills were introduced in the Michigan House and Senate that would attack pensions and retiree healthcare for current and retired local government employees. Earlier this year, Michigan’s governor convened a task force on Responsible Retirement Reform for…

  • This Week in Pensions: December 1, 2017

    Welcome to the latest edition of This Week in Pensions! As we do most weeks, we have gathered the best stories about pensions and retirement security from the previous week. This is the news you need to know in the…