VICTORY! GOVERNOR BROWN SIGNS SECURE CHOICE (SB 1234)
WE DID IT! On September 29th, Governor Brown signed Secure Choice (SB 1234) – a ground breaking bill that will finally offer a pathway to a real, secure retirement. This is something that more than 7 million California workers didn't have access to. Until now.
Only 1 in 5 private sector workers will have a pension when they retire.
Every year wall street billionaires support legislation to reduce or eliminate worker pensions.
Social security alone is not enough to live on and afford even the basics.
401K access is spotty, and particularly bad for the 25% lowest income-earners.
Real Workers. Real Stories.
Working Californians from all sectors are sharing their personal stories with elected officials and with fellow Californians on the realities of retirement security in our times. Read and share their stories below.
My name is Barbara Williams and I’ve been a child care provider for 15 years.
I came to this profession after working in the aerospace industry for more than 12 years. That job provided me with a decent salary and a pension. It was a solid job. I expected to be comfortable when I retired. My dream was to travel the world and I didn’t think that was out of reach.