Fewer employers today provide defined-benefit pensions for their workers—and among those that do, many are offering “defined-contribution” (like 401[k]s) rather than traditional “defined-benefit” pension plans.
That’s why Social Security insurance is essential for millions of retirees. Nearly two-thirds of retirees count on Social Security for half or more of their retirement income and for more than three in 10, Social Security is 90 percent or more of their income. It is a safety net that keeps retirees out of poverty.
It’s also important to figure out what you will need to retire. Talking a look at how much Social Security will provide, whether you have another form of pension and how much you spend are all components in determining when you can retire.
For decades, workers achieved retirement security because their retirement income flowed from a combination of employer-provided pensions, Social Security and personal savings. But the recession has exposed the severe deficiencies in our retirement system. We need to develop a new way to provide workers with lifetime retirement security beyond Social Security.
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At our September Delegates meeting, NYC CLC President Vincent Alvarez kicked off the new delegate year by swearing in eight new delegates. Welcome all!
In 2016, NYU abruptly pulled out of the League of Voluntary Hospitals, a multi-employer bargaining approach that has ensured quality care and good jobs for New Yorkers for decades.
More than 500 PSC-CUNY members and supporters gathered last night in front of the NY Stock Exchange and marched to the investment banking firm of CUNY Board chairperson William Thompson to demand investment in a contract for the PSC, and to protest continuing austerity at CUNY.
Yesterday, the Port Authority of New York voted to enact a new wage resolution as a result of years of efforts by workers represented by the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU), UNITE HERE Local 100, and Local 1102 of the RWDSU.
Saturday, September 8: The 2018 NYC Labor Day Parade is just around the corner! Join us on Saturday, September 8 ay 10AM at 44th Street & Fifth Avenue marching uptown to show the world that NYC Is A Union Town!
Labor Day is a time to reflect on who we are as working people, what we’ve achieved together, and the challenges that lie ahead. When we organize, we make it possible for workers to demand family-sustaining wages, health care, retirement security, and a meaningful voice in the workplace.