November 2018

  • This Week in Pensions: November 30, 2018

    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…

  • Charter School Teachers Deserve Retirement Security Too
    teacher pensions

    This post was originally published on October 24, 2017 Today the National Public Pension Coalition released a new report titled A School’s Choice: Retirement Security for Charter School Teachers. The report focuses on states where public charter schools have the…

  • Without Pensions, Kentucky Will Lose Teachers
    teacher pensions

    As we await a decision from the Kentucky Supreme Court, we wanted to share this piece, written by Laura Adams, a fourth generation teacher from Henry County, Kentucky. Adams shares her story about what SB 151, if upheld by the…

  • Happy Thanksgiving from NPPC
    retirement savings

    This Thanksgiving, we here at the National Public Pension Coalition are thankful for public employees. We are thankful for their lifetimes of service and all they do to keep our communities running smoothly. Public employees are there for us on…

  • NPPC’s How to Survive the Holidays
    Thankful for pensions

    This week kicks off the holiday season. Many people will be traveling all over the country to spend Thanksgiving with family and friends. With the election not that far in the rearview mirror, politics are likely to come up in…

  • This Week in Pensions: November 16, 2018

    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…

  • Corporate Giveaways Exceed Public Pension Costs
    public pensions

    In light of Amazon announcing its two new headquarters on the East Coast, along with the incredible tax incentives provided by Virginia and New York, we’d like to repost a blog from last year about corporate giveaways. In many states,…

  • The Shift to 401(k)s Has Decimated Retirement Savings
    retirement poverty

    Long time readers of Defined Benefit know that 401(k)-style defined contribution plans have largely failed working families. Defined contribution plans are a poor substitute for defined benefit pension plans and as the private sector has shifted from pensions to 401(k)s,…

  • This Week in Pensions: November 9, 2018

    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…

  • 2018 Election Recap
    Votes for Pensions

    Indiana Democrats had a rough night in Indiana, including losing a U.S. Senate seat. Republicans were able to keep their supermajorities in the State House and State Senate and in pension world, a ballot initiative which forces the legislature to…

  • 2018 Midterm Election Preview

    Tomorrow, November 6th, is Election Day! This election is one of the most significant in years. Not only are 435 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives up for election, but 35 U.S. Senate seats, and 35 U.S. governor’s mansions…

  • This Week in Pensions: November 2, 2018

    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…