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SEIU California & Retirement Security for All

October 26, 2016 Research, Resources 0 Comments

We came together in Sacramento with partner groups from across the country to create a movement to organize, prepare, and to start the fight for Retirement Security for All.

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State-managed retirement plan becomes reality with Brown’s signature

October 26, 2016 In the News 0 Comments

Sacramento Bee: Saying it offers the promise of retirement security for millions of Californians, Gov. Jerry Brown signed sweeping legislation Thursday that creates a state-managed savings program for private-sector workers who lack one.

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Willette: Retirement security law needs Brown’s signature

September 22, 2016 In the News 0 Comments

San Jose Mercury News: There was a time, not long ago, that I thought retirement was meant only for bosses with big corner offices. As a single mom who utilized our amazing social service safety net, my life was very much paycheck-to-paycheck.

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California Aims Retirement Plan at Those Whose Jobs Offer None

August 25, 2016 In the News 0 Comments

New York Times: California is preparing to create a mandatory state-run retirement plan for an estimated six million workers at companies that do not now offer any retirement benefits.

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A Smarter Plan to Make Retirement Savings Last

January 1, 2016 In the News

New York Times: Starting in 2020, the numbers of very low-income elderly will rise sharply as the retired population soars to almost 56 million. More middle-class working Americans will be poor or near poor after they reach the age of 65.

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Editorial: The retirement racket

December 29, 2015 In the News

Pensacola News Journal: much has changed in the way people save for retirement. Employers have shifted much of the burden to employees. Defined benefit pension plans, which covered nearly 40 percent of workers in 1975, now cover just 18 percent.

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Yvonne Walker: What would Ebenezer Scrooge do?

December 24, 2015 In the News

The Hill: The Ghost of Retirement Present would show how these CEOs have morphed into a modern-day version of Scrooge.

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Dan Walters: State has pension dilemma

December 5, 2015 In the News

Sacramento Bee: California has long prided itself on having an upwardly mobile, egalitarian gestalt, so there’s much irony in its evolution into a two-tiered society.

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For Women, Income Inequality Continues Into Retirement

December 1, 2015 In the News

NPR: Poverty does not treat men and women equally, especially in old age. Women 65 years old and older who are living in poverty outnumber men in those circumstances by more than 2 to 1.

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A Wealthy Governor and His Friends Are Remaking Illinois

November 30, 2015 In the News

New York Times: Unprecedented political spending helped elect a fresh-faced financier. But his ideological vision has unsettled many in the state.

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