pensions

  • Bringing Pensions Back!

    Contrary to what you might hear from pension opponents, pensions are making a comeback. Once considered a relic of the past, traditional defined benefit (DB) pensions are experiencing a resurgence as states and cities across the country reinstate and bolster…

  • A Good Time for Pensions: Why the Time is Ripe for a Secure Future

    In the years following the Great Recession of 2007-2009, billionaire-backed opponents of defined-benefit pensions presented a reasonably straightforward case. The financial crisis sent equities tumbling, funding ratios of pension plans cratered, and it was easy for opponents of public employees…

  • Is Retirement Security Attainable for Americans?

    Americans are woefully unprepared for retirement.  It’s not a fact that’s comfortable to face, but the truth is evident. As we continue to observe National Retirement Security Month, today we’ll explore the stark reality of retirement insecurity for countless hard-working…

  • This Week In Pensions: July 28, 2023
    This Week in Pensions

    Welcome to the latest edition of This Week in Pensions! This is the news you need to know in the fight for a secure retirement. We have gathered the top stories about pensions and retirement security from the previous week.…

  • The Growing Crisis: Public Worker Shortages and the Threat to Workplace Safety
    Stressed Teacher

    In recent years, the safety of public employees in the workplace has become a pressing concern. From the increase in mass violence to the challenges posed by political unrest and the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, state and local employees,…

  • Unmasking the Puppeteers: How Anti-Pension Billionaires Pull the Strings

    Since its founding, we at the National Public Pension Coalition (NPPC) have worked in states nationwide to defend and better the retirement benefits of hard-working public employees. Far too often, our state coalitions, and our organization nationally, encounter mysterious, billionaire-backed,…

  • This Week In Pensions: May 12, 2023
    This Week in Pensions

    Welcome to the latest edition of This Week in Pensions! This is the news you need to know in the fight for a secure retirement. We have gathered the best stories about pensions and retirement security from the previous week.…

  • This Week In Pensions: April 28, 2023
    This Week in Pensions

    Welcome to the latest edition of This Week in Pensions! This is the news you need to know in the fight for a secure retirement. We have gathered the best stories about pensions and retirement security from the previous week.…

  • This Week In Pensions: April 14, 2023
    This Week in Pensions

    Welcome to the latest edition of This Week in Pensions! This is the news you need to know in the fight for a secure retirement. We have gathered the best stories about pensions and retirement security from the previous week.…

  • Stop Attacking Teachers

    Teaching is an honorable and rewarding profession, but it isn’t for the faint of heart. In fact, 44% of teachers leave the profession within the first five years. Being an educator means grueling hours preparing lesson plans, rapidly changing technology,…

  • This Week In Pensions: March 31, 2023
    This Week in Pensions

    Welcome to the latest edition of This Week in Pensions! This is the news you need to know in the fight for a secure retirement. We have gathered the best stories about pensions and retirement security from the previous week.…

  • The State of Pensions, State by State

    What do the states offer their public employees? Here at NPPC, we are facing a few tough pension battles in various states across the country. We’re working with in-state coalitions to advocate for public employees’ retirement security in places like…