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Now That Didn’t Take Long: New GOP Congress Fires Shot At Social Security On Day One

Published on Thursday, January 8, 2015 in Union Retirees
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - With a Little-Noticed Proposal, Republicans Took Aim at Social Security On the Very First Day of the 114th Congress. The Incoming GOP Majority Approved a New Rule That Experts Say Could Provoke an Unprecedented Crisis That Conservatives Could Use as Leverage In Upcoming Debates Over Entitlement Reform. The Largely Overlooked Change more»

Talk About ‘Dedication’ To One’s Union: At The Age Of 101 & Having Worked For 77 Years, Dedicated OPEIU Union Rep Charlie Ponti Retires

Published on Sunday, January 4, 2015 in Union Retirees
(RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY) - At 101, Charlie Ponti Decided to Retire. On December 31st, Ponti Officially Finished Up a 77-Year Stint With the Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU) Local 153, Where he Started as a Business Representative and Organizer and Ended as the President of the Local's Retirees Association. "I Loved What I Was more»

The National AFL-CIO Equity Index Fund Grows to $6 Billion!

Published on Friday, January 2, 2015 in Union Retirees
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - In Just Two Months, the National AFL-CIO Equity Index Fund – Which is Already the Fastest Growing Investment Program in AFL-CIO History - Raised an Additional $1 Billion in New Investments From More Than a Dozen Pension Plans. And According to National AFL-CIO Investment Trust Corporation President Mike Stotz - That Means the more»

From The Alliance For Retired Americans: Senate Passes $1.1 Trillion Federal Budget Agreement & President Obama Signs It Into Law

Published on Tuesday, December 30, 2014 in Union Retirees
Senate Passes $1.1 Trillion Federal Budget Agreement & Obama Signs It Into Law After a Day of Drama and Partisan Wrangling, the Senate Voted 56-to-40 to Send a Government Funding Bill to President Barack Obama for His Signature. Obama Then Signed the Bill Into Law. The $1.1 Trillion Legislation Funds Most of the Government Through September, But Sets more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: Activists Protest Meeting Of Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiators

Published on Thursday, December 18, 2014 in Union Retirees
Activists Protest Meeting Of Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiators Negotiators Met in Washington, D.C. for Another Round of Negotiations On the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and Activists Who are Opposed to the Deal Rallied Last Week Outside the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. Among the Chants at the Rally: No Fast Track Now, No Fast Track Ever more»

NLRB Ruling Boosts Unions' Organizing Leverage

Published on Sunday, December 14, 2014 in Union Retirees
(WASHINGTON) - In the Most Significant Policy Change Ever Undertaken by the Obama Administration to Strengthen the Power of Labor Unions, a Divided National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Has Issued a Long-Awaited Final Rule That Speeds Up the Union Election Process. The Rule Will Require Businesses to Postpone Virtually All Litigation Over Eligibility more»

New Global Wage Report Determines U.S. Wages Are Barely Rising – Says Collective Bargaining Needed To Address Worldwide Inequality

Published on Sunday, December 14, 2014 in Union Retirees
According to the International Labor Organization’s (ILO) 2014-15 Global Wage Report, Wage Growth in Developed Countries, Including the United States, Has Remained Almost Stagnant Since 2006. The Report Also Found the Average Wage Growth in Developed Economies Fluctuated Up or Down Around 1% Per Year Since 2006 and Then Slowed Further in 2012 and more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: Illinois Pension Reform Law Ruled Unconstitutional

Published on Thursday, December 11, 2014 in Union Retirees
Illinois Pension Reform Law Ruled Unconstitutional A Sangamon County Circuit Court Judge Ruled Before Thanksgiving That an Illinois Law Aimed at Easing the State's Unfunded Pension Liability is Unconstitutional, Handing a Victory to Labor Unions and State Retirees Who Challenged the Law. The Law Decreases Cost-of-Living Adjustments, Caps Pensionable more»

International Association Of Machinists Slams Congress Over ‘Sneak Attack’ On U.S. Pension Law

Published on Sunday, December 7, 2014 in Union Retirees
(WASHINGTON) - In a Stunning Betrayal of America’s Highly Vulnerable Retiree Population, Lawmakers are Preparing Legislation for the Lame Duck Session of Congress That Would Overturn a Key Tenant of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) and Allow Drastic Cuts to the Pensions of Current Retirees and Surviving Spouses. The Legislation, more»

From The Alliance For Retired Americans: Protection Of Millions From Deportation Is Not The ‘Only Benefit’ Of President Obama’s Executive Action On Immigration

Published on Monday, December 1, 2014 in Union Retirees
In Response to President Obama’s Recent Unveiling of Executive Action On Immigration, Alliance For Retired Americans President Barbara Easterling and the Organization’s Executive Director, Richard Fiesta, Have Released the Following Statement: Not Only Would President Obama’s Executive Action Protect Five to Eight Million Aspiring more»

Union Retiree News From the Alliance For Retired Americans: Thank ‘Social Security Hero’ Tom Harkin!

Published on Monday, November 24, 2014 in Union Retirees
Thank ‘Social Security Hero’ Tom Harkin! U.S. Senator Tom Harkin (Democrat-Indiana) is Retiring After 40 Years of Dedicated Public Service, Including the Championing of Policies and Legislation Benefiting Social Security and Medicare Recipients and Their Families. One of Those Pieces of Legislation Was the Strengthening Social Security Act more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: Winners In The Mid-Term Elections Will Affect Policies Via The Budget

Published on Monday, November 17, 2014 in Union Retirees
Winners In The Mid-Term Elections Will Affect Policies Via The Budget The New York Times Reports Congressional Republicans Intend to Present a Plan to Overhaul Medicare, Calling for Vouchers That They Call Premium Supports to Steer People 65 and Over Into Buying Private Health Insurance. Another Plan is to Transform Medicaid, Which Would be Cut and Turned more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: Election Results Heavily Favor Republicans Over Democrats & New Leadership In U.S. Senate Likely Poses An Increased Threat To Seniors

Published on Monday, November 10, 2014 in Union Retirees
Election Results Heavily Favor Republicans Over Democrats A Republican Tide Swept Over the Country On Election Day, Giving the GOP Full Control of Congress. The GOP’s Crowning Achievement Was Capturing a Majority in the U.S. Senate. Republicans Picked Up Seven Senate Seats And Will Have at Least 52, With Alaska Still Counting and Louisiana Going to a more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: Don’t Forget: Tuesday is Election Day!

Published on Sunday, November 2, 2014 in Union Retirees
Tuesday is Election Day! Tuesday, November 4th is Election Day and Seniors in Every State Will be Affected by the Results. If Right-Wing Extremists Take Over Both Houses of Congress, Then Social Security and Medicare Will be Direct Targets of the Majority in Both the House and Senate. And if Anti-Worker, Anti-Retiree Governors Take Over State Houses, Then more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: Social Security Benefits Will Increase By 1.7% In 2015

Published on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 in Union Retirees
Social Security Benefits Will Increase By 1.7% In 2015 Monthly Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Benefits for Nearly 64 Million Americans Will Increase 1.7% in 2015, the Social Security Administration Has Announced. The Social Security Act Ties the Annual Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) to the Increase in the Consumer Price Index more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: Wealthiest Giving Less To Charity; In Buffalo, The Share Of Income Given To Charity Fell By More Than 10%

Published on Sunday, October 19, 2014 in Union Retirees
Wealthiest Giving Less To Charity, While Poor And Middle-Class Increase Donations: In a Recently-Released Report, the Chronicle of Philanthropy - a Leading Source of News Coverage of the Non-Profit World, says Americans Who Earned $200,000 or More Reduced the Share of Their Income They Gave to Charity by 4.6% From 2006 to 2012. Those Earning Less Than more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: New York Times Stresses The Importance Of Older Voters

Published on Saturday, October 4, 2014 in Union Retirees
New York Times Stresses The Importance Of Older Voters According to The New York Times, Older Voters This Year are Not Favoring Republicans by the Overwhelming 21 Points That They Did in the 2010 Mid-Term Elections. Democratic Pollster Geoff Garin Suggests Even a Small Shift by Older Voters Will Have an Outsized Impact On Election Outcomes. Democratic more»

While WNYLaborToday.com Is Taking A Short Break… Check Out www.retiredamericans.org

Published on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 in Union Retirees
WNYLaborToday.com Will Go Dormant for a Two-Week Period, Starting in Mid-September. We Apologize For Any Inconvenience. Your On-Line Labor Newspaper Will be Back Up and Running in Early October, But While We’re Gone, Visit www.retiredamericans.org/newsroom/friday-alert-archives: The Alliance For Retired Americans Web Site for the Latest in a Variety more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: Pledge To Vote On Tuesday/Primary Day & In The November Election

Published on Monday, September 8, 2014 in Union Retirees
Pledge To Vote On Tuesday/Primary Day & In The November Election House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (Republican-Wisconsin) and His Allies in Congress Continue to Talk About Their Plans to Dismantle Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. They’re Trying to Fast-Track Cuts to Social Security, Voucherize Medicare and Cut Medicaid Benefits. more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: Let's Raise America's Pay – It Will Help With Retirement Savings

Published on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 in Union Retirees
Let's Raise America's Pay – It Will Help With Retirement Savings The Economic Policy Institute (EPI) is Addressing Extremely Slow Wage Growth. Available at http://tinyurl.com/l4duxgm, EPI’s Paper Shows Wages for Most Americans Were Flat or Fell in the First Half of 2014, Compared to This Time Last Year. The Study’s Author, Elise Gould, more»

Labor Day Message From Georgia AFL-CIO President Charlie Flemming: Will You Join Me In The Fight To Counteract Widening Income Inequality & Diminishing Economic Opportunity?

Published on Sunday, August 31, 2014 in Union Retirees
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Charlie Flemming Serves as President of the Georgia American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (Georgia AFL-CIO), Which Represents More Than 220 Unions Across That Southern State. You Can Directly Access His Labor Day Message at: more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: Sunday Marked The 50th Anniversary Of Seniors’ Rally For Creation Of Medicare Program

Published on Thursday, August 28, 2014 in Union Retirees
Sunday Marked 50th Anniversary Of Seniors’ Rally For Creation Of Medicare Program To Mark Medicare’s 50th Anniversary, a Rally Was Held Earlier This Week On the Atlantic City, New Jersey Boardwalk Just Outside Where the Democratic National Convention Was Held Back in 1964. The Original Rally, Organized by the National Council of Senior more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: Alliance Honors Social Security’s 79th Birthday

Published on Sunday, August 17, 2014 in Union Retirees
Alliance Honors Social Security’s 79th Birthday Our Nation’s Social Security System is Celebrating Its 79th Anniversary! Alliance For Retired Americans; Members Commemorated the Important Event On Thursday by Throwing More Than 30 Birthday Parties Across the Country With Cake and Balloons. Celebrations Focused On the Long-Term Success of the more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: Alliance Kicks Off Medicare Turns 50 Campaign With Events Across The Country

Published on Monday, August 4, 2014 in Union Retirees
Alliance Kicks Off Medicare Turns 50 Campaign With Events Across The Country Last Week, Alliance For Retired Americans’ Members Held More Than 50 Events in Cities Across the Country in Honor of Medicare’s 49th Anniversary. The Celebrations Kicked Off the Medicare Turns 50 Campaign Leading Up to Next Year’s 50th Anniversary. The Landmark more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: Alliance Responds To Release Of Annual Report On Projected Financial Outlooks Of Social Security & Medicare

Published on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 in Union Retirees
The Alliance Responds To Annual Report On Projected Financial Outlooks Of Social Security & Medicare The Social Security and Medicare Board of Trustees Released Their Annual Report On the Current and Projected Financial Outlooks for the Two Programs. The Report Will Provide Long Term Projections for the Financial Health of the Programs Stretching 75 more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: Capitol Hill Event Puts Focus On Older Unemployed Workers

Published on Sunday, July 20, 2014 in Union Retirees
Capitol Hill Event Puts Focus On Older Unemployed Workers Last Week, Alliance For Retired Americans Executive Director Richard Fiesta Teamed Up With Several Members of Congress, the Center For Effective Government and Other Advocacy Organizations to Draw Attention to Older Unemployed Job Seekers. The Capitol Hill Event Highlighted the Disproportionate more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: Social Security Disability Insurance Event Shines A Light On Program’s Importance

Published on Monday, July 14, 2014 in Union Retirees
Social Security Disability Insurance Event Shines A Light On Program’s Importance Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) Coverage, Which Workers Earn Through Social Security Payroll Tax Contributions, Provides Benefits to 8.9 Million Disabled American Workers and 1.9 Million Dependent Children of Disabled Workers. Last Week, U.S. Senator Sherrod more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: Americans Are United On Support For Social Security

Published on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 in Union Retirees
Americans Are United On Support For Social Security The American Public May be Divided on a Host of Issues, But a Recent Survey Released by the Pew Research Center For The People & The Press Points to Overwhelming Support for Our Social Security System. Although Americans Express Concern About the Long-Term Solvency of the Program, Just One-Third of more»

‘Haven’t Noticed?’ President Obama’s Launched Single-Payer In America

Published on Saturday, July 5, 2014 in Union Retirees
Haven’t Noticed? Did You See What Happened When Everyone Was Complaining About a Web Site? - Single-Payer Got Started in America. The State of Vermont is Now Using Authority Granted Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to Start a Single-Payer System. Most Americans Still Don't Know What the Phrase Single-Payer Even Means. It Had Little Support in more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: President Obama Picks Carolyn Colvin To Lead Social Security Administration

Published on Tuesday, July 1, 2014 in Union Retirees
President Obama Picks Carolyn W. Colvin To Lead Social Security Administration Late Last Week, President Obama Announced His Intent to Nominate Carolyn Colvin to Lead the Social Security Administration (SSA). A Longtime Government Administrator, Colvin’s Been the Agency’s Acting Commissioner Since February 2013. There Will be a Confirmation more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: Senate Holds Hearing On Social Security Field Office Closures & Service Cuts

Published on Tuesday, June 24, 2014 in Union Retirees
Senate Holds Hearing On Social Security Field Office Closures And Service Cuts Last Week the Senate Special Committee On Aging Held a Hearing to Look at the Impact of Recent Social Security Field Office Closures and Service Cuts. Although the Social Security Administration (SSA) is Receiving Record Numbers of Claims as the Baby Boomer Generation Hits more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: Leaders In Washington Pushing To Strengthen & Expand Social Security

Published on Monday, June 16, 2014 in Union Retirees
Leaders In Washington Pushing To Strengthen & Expand Social Security In a Sign the Push to Expand Social Security is Continuing to Build Support, Last Week U.S. Senators Mark Begich (Democrat-Arkansas) and Patty Murray (Democrat-Washington) Introduced the Retirement and Income Security Enhancements (RAISE) Act. The RAISE Act Would Enhance Social more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: GOP Calls For Repeal Of Affordable Care Act Are Fading Fast

Published on Monday, June 9, 2014 in Union Retirees
GOP Calls For Repeal Of Affordable Care Act Are Fading Fast In a Sign the Harshest Opposition to the Affordable Care Act May Be Softening, GOP Candidates Across the Country are Dropping Calls to Repeal the Health Care Reform Law and are Instead Spending This Year’s Election Season Talking About Trying to Fix it. Republican Leaders in Washington Who more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: The Alliance Releases Annual Voting Record Rating Congress

Published on Monday, June 2, 2014 in Union Retirees
The Alliance Releases Annual Voting Record Rating Congress Last Week, the Alliance For Retired Americans Released its Annual Report Detailing the Voting Record of Every U.S. Representative and Senator on Issues Important to Current and Future Retirees. The Voting Record Looks at 10 Key Votes in Both the Senate and House and Assigns a Pro-Retiree Score for more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: Quality Home Care & Public Sector Unions At Risk In Supreme Court Case

Published on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 in Union Retirees
Quality Home Care & Public Sector Unions At Risk In Supreme Court Case Possibly This Week the U.S. Supreme Court Will Issue a Ruling in Harris v. Quinn, a Case Involving the Payment of Union Dues by Public-Sector Home Health Workers in Illinois. The Case, Backed by the Anti-Union National Right-To-Work Legal Defense Foundation, Was Brought by an more»

Via ibew.org: Why the Anti-Worker Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Agreement Would Raise Prescription Drug Prices

Published on Thursday, May 22, 2014 in Union Retirees
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) – a Trade Agreement Under Negotiation by the United States, Canada and 11 Other Pacific Rim Nations – Could End Up Making it Harder for Consumers to Fill Their Prescriptions. The National AFL-CIO, the American Association of Retired People (AARP) and Eight Other Organizations Recently Sent a Letter to U.S. more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: Marco Rubio Proposes Dismantling Medicare And Raising The Retirement Age

Published on Monday, May 19, 2014 in Union Retirees
Marco Rubio Proposes Dismantling Medicare And Raising The Retirement Age Last Week, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (Republican-Florida) Gave a Speech at the National Press Club in Which He Laid Out His Sweeping Proposal to Confront the Nation’s Retirement Security Crisis Through Cuts to Social Security and Medicare. Rubio’s Widely Viewed as a more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: Aging Baby Boomers Expected To Almost Double Nation’s Senior Population

Published on Monday, May 12, 2014 in Union Retirees
Aging Baby Boomers Expected To Almost Double Nation’s Senior Population Two Newly Released Reports From the U.S. Census Bureau Project That the 65-and-Older Population in the United States Will Nearly Double by 2050. That Segment of the Population is Expected to Jump From 43.1 Million in 2012 to 83.7 Million in 2050. The Majority of the Growth’s more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: May Is ‘Older Americans Month’ - Alliance Unveils ‘Medicare Turns 50’ Campaign & A Host Of News From The Alliance’s 2014 National Convention

Published on Monday, May 5, 2014 in Union Retirees
May Is Older Americans Month - Alliance Unveils Medicare Turns 50 Campaign The Alliance For Retired Americans is Celebrating the Month of May –Which is Older Americans Month - With the Announcement of its Medicare Turns 50 Campaign. Medicare’s Our Most Successful Health Care Program in America's History! For Nearly 50 Years, its Given Seniors more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: Another Survey Suggests U.S. Middle Class Is Falling Behind

Published on Sunday, April 27, 2014 in Union Retirees
Another Survey Suggests U.S. Middle Class Is Falling Behind While Income Gains for the Richest Americans are Outpacing Their Global Peers, The New York Times Reports Lower- and -Middle-Income Tiers in Other Advanced Nations Have Made Greater Gains Over the Last Three Decades. “The New Data About the Middle Class Underscores the Growing Importance of more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: Social Security To Stop Collecting Relatives’ Old Debts By Intercepting Tax Refunds

Published on Monday, April 21, 2014 in Union Retirees
Social Security To Stop Collecting Relatives’ Old Debts By Intercepting Tax Refunds In the Wake of Revelations About its Efforts to Collect on Old Debts, Acting Social Security Administration Commissioner Carolyn Colvin Announced the Agency Will Stop Attempts to Collect Taxpayer Debts Dating Back More Than 10 Years. The Washington Post Revealed more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: Paul Ryan’s Budget Would Cut Medicare Dramatically

Published on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 in Union Retirees
Paul Ryan’s Budget Would Cut Medicare Dramatically House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (Republican-Wisconsin) Has Released Another Republican Budget Proposal - This One for The 2015 Fiscal Year - That Would Slash Programs That Benefit Seniors in Order to Cut Taxes for Corporations and High Income Earners. Aiming to Eliminate the Federal Deficit more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: Doc Fix Prevents Cuts To Medicare Providers For A Year & Doc Fix Prevents Cuts To Medicare Providers For A Year

Published on Sunday, March 30, 2014 in Union Retirees
Doc Fix Prevents Cuts To Medicare Providers For A Year Last Week, the House Approved a So-Called Doc Fix Bill That Serves as a Temporary Solution to an Ongoing Structural Problem in the Formula Used to Determine Medicare Funding Levels. After Hours of Uncertainty Over Whether the Bill Would Have Sufficient Support to Pass, House Republican Leaders Moved more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: Medicare Means Testing Would Harm Middle Class

Published on Sunday, March 23, 2014 in Union Retirees
Medicare Means Testing Would Harm Middle Class Alliance For Retired Americans Member and American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Retiree Leader Charlie Hogan of Chicago Joined U.S. Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky on a Press Call Late Last Week That Was Co-Hosted by the Congresswoman, Social Security Works and the Medicare Rights more»

Labor Opinion By Public Employees Federation Retirees Chapter 2 Southern Tier President James Carr: Americans Need To Take Control Through Voting

Published on Saturday, March 15, 2014 in Union Retirees
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: The Following Op-Ed Piece Was Authored by Public Employees Federation (PEF) Retirees Chapter 2 Southern Tier President James Carr and Was Recently Published in The Elmira Star Gazette (Which Can Be Directly Accessed at: http://elmirastargazette.ny.newsmemory.com/publink.php?shareid=01f3eb0cf ). It Was Brought to the more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: U.S. Ranks Just 19th In Retirement Security Worldwide

Published on Sunday, March 2, 2014 in Union Retirees
U.S. Ranks July 19th In Retirement Security Worldwide U.S. Retirees are Facing Worse Conditions for Their Golden Years Than Retired Workers in Many Other Developed Countries - From Canada and the United Kingdom to South Korea, CNN Reports. The U.S. Ranked 19th in Retirement Security for the Second Year in a Row, According to Information from Natixis Global more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: President Obama Takes The Chained CPI Out Of His Fiscal 2015 Budget

Published on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 in Union Retirees
President Obama Takes The Chained CPI Out Of His Fiscal 2015 Budget In a Great Victory for the Alliance For Retired Americans, the White House Has Announced President Obama’s Fiscal 2015 Budget Will Not Include a Switch to the Chained CPI Formula that Would Limit Cost-of-Living Increases in Social Security and Other Programs. Alliance Members more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: Wall Street Journal Profiles People Affected By Failure To Expand Medicaid

Published on Thursday, February 20, 2014 in Union Retirees
The Wall Street Journal Profiles People Affected By Failure To Expand Medicaid… The Affordable Care Act was Meant to Cover People in Part by Expanding Medicaid to Workers Earning Up to the Federal Poverty Line - About $11,670 for a Single Person - More for Families. In Addition, People Earning as Much as Four Times the Poverty Line - $46,680 for a more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: NYS Gubernatorial Candidate Astorino: “Let Seniors Eat Soup And They Won’t Need Dentures”

Published on Monday, February 10, 2014 in Union Retirees
NYS Gubernatorial Candidate Astorino: "Let Seniors Eat Soup, And They Won’t Need Dentures" Last Week, Republican/Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino Formed an Exploratory Committee to Run For New York Governor Against Andrew Cuomo (Democrat). The New York Daily News Covered It by Reporting on an Interview Astorino Gave in 2011. During a Capital more»

NYS Alliance For Retired Americans President Rob Astorino Calls Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino’s Comments On Benefits For Seniors On Medicaid “Insulting”

Published on Monday, February 3, 2014 in Union Retirees
(WESTCHESTER COUNTY, NEW YORK) - Dennis Tracey, Who Serves as President of the New York State Alliance for Retired Americans, Has Released the Following Statement in Response to Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino’s Statement About Benefits for Seniors on Medicaid: “Telling Seniors Who Depend on Medicaid to ‘Go Eat Soup’ is more»

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