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The “golden years” are gone: Why retirement is hell for American women

May 21, 2015 Research, Resources 0 Comments

The median retirement income for women in 2010 was just 59 percent that of men, according to the U.S. Government Accountability Office. Complicating matters further is the fact that women live longer than men, are more likely to live alone in old age, and have higher medical costs.

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UC Berkeley Labor Center

May 21, 2015 Research, Resources 0 Comments

The Labor Center conducts research on workers’ retirement prospects in the context of threats to Social Security, the decline of secure workplace pensions, and the shift to individual investment accounts like 401(k)s. We also assess state policies and proposals that aim to improve retirement security in California and nationally.

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Diane Oakley, Executive Director, National Institute on Retirement Security

May 21, 2015 Research, Resources 0 Comments

From the International Association of Fire Fighters 2012 Legislative Conference.

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National Institute on Retirement Security

May 21, 2015 Research, Resources 0 Comments

The National Institute on Retirement Security is a non-profit research and education organization established to contribute to informed policymaking by fostering a deep understanding of the value of retirement security to employees, employers, and the economy as a whole.

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SEIU International Retirement Security for All

May 21, 2015 Research, Resources 0 Comments

The economic crisis — and the Wall Street excesses and corporate abuses that drove it — has put a secure retirement at risk for everyone. Instead of cutting pensions for public employees and force more retirees into poverty, we’re working together to help deliver retirement security to more people.

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Op-Ed: It’s Time to Scrap the Cap

May 21, 2015 Research, Resources 0 Comments

This week marks the time of the year when the 1 percent, our nation’s wealthiest, get a tax break as they stop contributing to the Social Security fund from their pay checks. For most of us, we’ll continue paying that same percentage of our earnings for the rest of the year.

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How does the retirement crisis affect women? Watch this video to find out

Despite decades of social and economic gains, older American women are still twice as likely…

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Watch this lively video and share on how to strengthen social security

Produced by Social Security Works – WA & The Economic Opportunity Institute

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Take this video quiz from NCLR

What is Social Security?
How much do you really know about it?
Find out! Take the Social Security VideoQuiz!

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INCOME INEQUALITY: Hidden Economic Cost of Prevailing Approaches to Pension Reforms

May 21, 2015 Research, Resources 0 Comments

The struggle for social and economic justice in the United States cannot be won unless we address the issue of rising income inequality. Income inequality is related to many challenges we face in America today, including retirement security. Do pension reforms of the past three decades exacerbate income inequality? Does rising income inequality in turn dampen the economy? The purpose of this study is to address these questions

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