September 2021

  • Millennial Public Employees Want Pensions!
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    Millennial public employees recognize that pensions are an important aspect of their retirement security. According to a report from NIRS, 71% of them say they would be more likely to leave their jobs if their pensions were cut. Ninety-two percent…

  • This Week in Pensions: September 24, 2021
    This Week in Pensions

    Welcome to this month’s final edition of This Week in Pensions! This is the news you need to know in the fight for a secure retirement.  Before you dive into our top stories from this week, check out stories of…

  • What Bellwether’s New Report Gets Wrong About Pensions
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    Last month, Bellwether Education Partners published a misleading new report ranking teacher pensions in every state across America. Not surprisingly, given the organization’s past advocacy against pensions, the report is littered with falsehoods and inaccurate information about pensions’ ability to…

  • Public Employee Stories: September 21, 2021

    Public employees across the nation give back to their communities in extraordinary ways every single day. From donating to food banks to helping their neighbors and protecting their communities, public employees have always been there when their community needs them…

  • This Week in Pensions: September 17, 2021
    This Week in Pensions

    Welcome to this edition of This Week in Pensions! This is the news you need to know in the fight for a secure retirement.  Before you dive into our top stories from this week, make sure you check out stories…

  • Three Reasons Why Pensions Are Portable

    One of the biggest misunderstandings about public pensions is that if one leaves public service before they retire, then they cannot take their pension benefits with them. This belief is usually mentioned by those who say defined-contribution accounts like 401(k)s…

  • This Week in Pensions: September 10, 2021
    This Week in Pensions

    Welcome to this month’s first edition of This Week in Pensions! This is the news you need to know in the fight for a secure retirement.  Before you dive into our top stories from this week, we wanted to honor…

  • Public Employee Stories: September 9, 2021

    Public employees across the nation give back to their communities in extraordinary ways every single day. From donating to food banks to helping their neighbors and protecting their communities, public employees have always been there when their community needs them…

  • How Financial Asset Inequality Threatens Retirement Security
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    Last week, the National Institute on Retirement Security (NIRS) released a report that shows how financial asset inequality contributes to the retirement security crisis.  NIRS’s research examined the ownership of financial assets by class and race among the members of…

  • The High Cost of Elder Care is an Intergenerational Crisis

    In a recent article for Vox, a woman named Laura shared how becoming a caregiver for her two aging parents depleted her finances. At first, Laura thought that she could afford to care for her parents because she worked as…