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How Workers Can Safeguard Pensions

Steve Early Labor Notes
The book under review, written from a labor organizer's informed perspective, is seen by the book reviewer—himself a longtime labor militant-- as an essential resource for workers navigating their retirement and pension options.

Tidbits - May 6, 2021 - Reader Comments: Biden Recovery Plan; Struggle for Racial Justice; Heroes-Not Saints; Myanmar; Yiddish Immigrants; Book Sale; Puerto Rican Socialist Party; Climate Change; Pensions; Labor and Media; Zoom events; more....

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Reader Comments: Biden Recovery Plan; US History, Racism and Struggle for Racial Justice; Heroes But Not Saints; Myanmar; Yiddish, Immigrants, U.S. left; Book Sale; Puerto Rican Socialist Party; Climate Change; Pensions; Labor and Media; Zoom events

Tidbits - Apr. 1, 2021 - Reader Comments: GOP Voter Suppression; Asian Americans Attacked; Refugees, Pensions; China, Uyghurs; Aretha Franklin biopic; Black-white unemployment gaps; Amazon workers; Challenging Antisemitism; more....

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Reader Comments: GOP Voter Suppression; Asian Americans Attacked; Refugees, Immigrant children; AOC; Pensions; China, Uyghurs; Aretha Franklin biopic; Black-white unemployment gaps; Amazon workers; Challenging Antisemitism; Zoom events-lots; more...

No One Else Was Going To, So These Teamsters Saved Their Own Pensions

Alexandra Bradbury Labor Notes
For most troubled funds, the biggest underlying problem is simple: not enough current workers compared to the number of retirees. Chalk that up to employer schemes like deregulation and union-busting, along with unions’ failure to organize.

Pension Bills Have Always Been Bipartisan. Not Anymore.

Joshua Gotbaum Brookings
Pension legislation historically has been bipartisan—and it very well might be again in the future. After more than a decade of failed efforts, the retirement security of 1.5 million Americans and their families, finally, took priority.

Tidbits - Apr.16, 2020 - Reader Comments: COVID Crisis: Congress Must Lead; This is Our Future; Massive Unemployment, Third of Young People Lost Jobs; Sanders Campaign; How Fragile Capitalism Was; Bailout the Pension System; Workers Fightback; Farm Crisis

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Reader Comments: COVID Crisis: Congress Must Lead; This is Our Future; Massive Unemployment-One-Third of Young People Lost Jobs; Sanders Campaign; Crisis Exposes How Fragile Capitalism Was; Bailout the Pension System; Workers Fight Back; Farm Crisis;
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