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NEW YORK STATE ALLIANCE FOR RETIRED AMERICANS
Stephen Muscarella, President
NYS PEF Retirees
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With More Than 500,000 Retired Union Members Living Across New York State Today, Including More Than 100,000 Right Here in Western New York, WNYLaborToday.com is Proud to be Working With the Representatives of the Western New York Chapter of the New York State Alliance For Retired Americans (NYSARA) in Order to Provide Union Retirees With a Variety of Labor News and Information They Need and Just Won’t Find Anywhere Else.

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We Are One Illinois Union Coalition Files Suit To Overturn New Law That Cuts Pension Benefits

Published on Thursday, January 30, 2014 in Union Retirees
(SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS) - Seeking to Overturn Pension-Slashing Senate Bill 1, American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Council 31 and the Public Employee Union’s Partners in the We Are One Illinois Union Coalition Filed Suit This Week (on Tuesday, January 28th) in Sangamon County Circuit Court in Springfield. “The more»

Labor Report: Bucking Trend, Union Membership In Wisconsin Grows – So Does Union Membership In The Southern States Of Georgia & Tennessee

Published on Tuesday, January 28, 2014 in Union Retirees
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Your Regional, On-Line Labor Newspaper Ran Across the Following Labor News Reports of Union Membership Growing in the States of Georgia, Tennessee and Wisconsin from These Two New Sites: www.lacrossetribune.com and www.tfponline.com.. You Can Directly Access Them At: more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: Supreme Court Hears Landmark Union Case Involving Home Health Care Workers

Published on Monday, January 27, 2014 in Union Retirees
Supreme Court Hears Landmark Union Case Involving Home Health Care Workers The U.S. Supreme Court Has Heard Harris vs. Quinn, a Case Concerning In-Home Care Providers Who Work With Medicaid Patients, and Their Right to Unionize. In Response to High Turnover Rates and Low Wages Amongst Home Care Providers, 20,000 Individuals in Illinois Voted to Join the more»

Number Of Workers In Unions Rises By 162,000 In 2013

Published on Friday, January 24, 2014 in Union Retirees
In 2013 - the Total Number of Workers in Unions Rose by 162,000 Compared With 2012, Led By an Increase of 281,000 Workers in Private-Sector Unions. There Were Strong Gains Made In Construction and Manufacturing Against a Background of Strike Actions By Low-Wage Workers in the Private Sector. But Destructive, Politically Motivated Layoffs of Public-Sector more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: No Consensus So Far On Extension Of Unemployment Benefits

Published on Monday, January 20, 2014 in Union Retirees
No Consensus So Far On Extension Of Unemployment Benefits Negotiations to Extend Emergency Benefits For the Long-Term Jobless Came to a Standstill in the Senate Last Week. That Leaves More Than 1.4 Million People Without Federal Unemployment Aid at Least Until Late January, When Lawmakers are Likely to Resume Consideration of the Legislation. For More Than more»

Teamsters Announce Tentative Agreement With YRCW Worldwide Incorporated

Published on Saturday, January 18, 2014 in Union Retirees
(WASHINGTON) – The Teamsters Union Announced Friday (January 17th) That It Has Reached a Tentative Agreement With YRC Worldwide Incorporated (YRCW) - That, If Ratified by the Membership, Will Provide a Pathway For Substantial Debt Reduction and Refinancing Initiatives That Will Permit the Trucking Company to Protect and Preserve More Than 30,000 Good more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: Low Income Home Energy Assistance Down Despite The Extreme Cold

Published on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 in Union Retirees
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Down Despite The Extreme Cold The Huffington Post Reports Sequestration's Budget Cuts Last Year Have Left Thousands of Families In The Cold This Winter. Congress Cut Funding For the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program by $155 Million, and Total Funding Has Decreased From $5.1 Billion to $3.32 Billion Since 2010 more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: Happy Holidays From The Alliance

Published on Thursday, December 26, 2013 in Union Retirees
Happy Holidays From The Alliance 2013 was Abuzz With Activity. We Linked Arms on July 2nd Across the Entire Country, Protesting the Chained CPI Benefit Cut to Social Security and Veterans’ Programs. On Veterans Day, We Teamed Up With Veterans and a Slew of Allied Organizations Against the Harmful Chained CPI Benefit Cut. We Have A Lot To Be Proud Of. more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: Budget Agreement Averts Shutdown, But More Work Remains

Published on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 in Union Retirees
The Budget Agreement Averts A Shutdown, But More Work Remains Last Week, the House Voted 332-to-94 to Approve a Two-Year Budget Deal Crafted By U.S. Senator Patty Murray (Democrat-Washington) and U.S. Representative Paul Ryan (Republican-Wisconsin). The Legislation Won the Support of 169 Republicans, as Well As 163 Democrats, and Now Heads to the Senate, more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: Affordable Care Act Saves Seniors $8.9 Billion & Budget Conference Is Close To A Deal That Addresses Sequestration

Published on Saturday, December 7, 2013 in Union Retirees
Affordable Care Act Saves Seniors $8.9 Billion Seniors and People with Disabilities with Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Coverage Have Saved $8.9 Billion On Their Prescription Drugs Thanks To the Affordable Care Act, According to Recently-Released Data by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS -http://tinyurl.com/lum6q74). Budget more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: Richard Fiesta Named Alliance’s New Executive Director

Published on Wednesday, November 27, 2013 in Union Retirees
Richard Fiesta Named Alliance’s Next Executive Director Richard Fiesta Has Been Named the Alliance for Retired Americans’ New Executive Director. Fiesta Succeeds Edward Coyle, Who’s Managed and grown the Four Million-Member Grassroots Advocacy Organization Since its 2001 Founding. The Alliance’s Executive Board Voted Unanimously to more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: Alliance Salutes Veterans All Across The Country

Published on Monday, November 11, 2013 in Union Retirees
Alliance Salutes Veterans All Across The Country The Alliance and its Coalition Partners are Holding Several Events this Veterans Day 2013 to Honor and Thank All Who Served in the United States Armed Forces. The events Also Draw Attention to the Fact Veterans are Affected in Multiple Ways by the Chained CPI/Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA), a Cut to Earned more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: Social Security Benefits To Go Up Just 1.5% In 2014 & Troubling Trade Deal On The Horizon

Published on Thursday, November 7, 2013 in Union Retirees
Social Security Benefits To Go Up Just 1.5% In 2014 Social Security Benefits Will Rise by 1.5% Next Year, One of the Smallest Increases Ever in the Program's Annual Cost-Of-Living Adjustment (COLA). The Increase Is Down From the 1.7% Increase for 2013. There was No COLA Increase At All in 2010 and 2011, Because Prices Fell during the Recession. A 3.6% more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: Budget Agreement Averts Immediate Crisis, But Threats To Seniors Still Loom

Published on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 in Union Retirees
Budget Agreement Averts Immediate Crisis, But Threats To Seniors Still Loom The U.S. House and Senate Passed Legislation on Last Week to End the Government Shutdown and Stop the Country From Hitting Its Debt Ceiling. President Obama Immediately Signed the Bill into Law Before a Default Could Ensue. The Agreement Contains Four Elements: The Federal more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: Seniors’ Issues Front And Center In Government Shutdown/Debt Ceiling Talks

Published on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 in Union Retirees
Seniors’ Issues Front And Center In Government Shutdown/Debt Ceiling Talks Last Week, a Letter Instigated by U.S. Representative Reid Ribble (Republican-Wisconsin) was signed by 51 House Republicans, urging Speaker John Boehner (Republican-Ohio) to Make Cuts to Social Security Benefits Before the Debt Ceiling is Raised and the Government is Re-Opened. more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: Activists At U.S. Capitol Warn: “Don’t Use Shutdown To Cut Benefits For Seniors”

Published on Monday, October 7, 2013 in Union Retirees
Activists At U.S. Capitol Warn: “Don’t Use Shutdown To Cut Benefits For Seniors” Scores of Seniors came to the U.S. Capitol Last Week, Joined hands with Members of Congress and formed a Human Chain in Opposition to the Chained CPI Formula and All Benefit Cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. The Congressional Progressive Caucus more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: Social Security Benefits Likely To Be Paid On Time Even If There Is A Shutdown

Published on Monday, September 30, 2013 in Union Retirees
Social Security Benefits Likely To Be Paid On Time Even If There Is A Shutdown According to CNN, in the Event of a Shutdown, It's Very Likely the Nearly 58 million People Who Receive Social Security Benefits Would Still Be Paid On Time. The Money Used to Fund Social Security Benefits is Automatically Authorized and Not Dependent On Congress Coming to a more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: The Strengthening Social Security Act Is Introduced In The U.S. House Of Representatives

Published on Sunday, September 22, 2013 in Union Retirees
The Strengthening Social Security Act Is Introduced In The U.S. House Of Representatives U.S. Representative Linda Sanchez (Democrat-California) has Introduced The Strengthening Social Security Act, H.R. 3118, in the U.S. House of Representatives. The Bill Would Increase Social Security Benefits by Approximately $70 Per Month by Modifying the Formula Used more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: U.S. Income Inequality Reaches Highest Level Since 1928

Published on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 in Union Retirees
U.S. Income Inequality Reaches Highest Level Since 1928 A New Economic Study Reveals Income Inequality Between the Wealthiest Americans and the Rest of the Population Continues to Increase. According to an Analysis of IRS Figures Dating to 1913 by Economists at the University of California, Berkeley, the Paris School of Economics and Oxford University, the more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: Speaker Boehner Talks About Using Debt Limit To Go After Social Security

Published on Tuesday, September 10, 2013 in Union Retirees
Speaker Boehner Talks About Using Debt Limit To Go After Social Security Speaking About Cutting Social Security Benefits at a Recent Republican Fundraiser in Idaho, U.S. House Speaker John Boehner (Republican-Ohio), said: “We're Going to Have a Whale of a Fight. I've Made it Clear We're Not Going to Increase the Debt Limit Without Cuts and more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: Executive Director Ed Coyle Announces His Intention To Retire & Treasury Secretary Says Congress Must Raise Debt Ceiling By Mid-October

Published on Thursday, September 5, 2013 in Union Retirees
Alliance For Retired Americans Executive Director Coyle To Retire Edward Coyle, who’s been the Executive Director of the Alliance For Retired Americanssince its Launch in 2001, has announced he Plans to Retire. During his Dozen-Year Stewardship of the Alliance, Coyle: Steadfastly Supported Seniors on Capitol Hill through Numerous Battles Over Social more»

National Labor Relations Board Launches Mobile App

Published on Sunday, September 1, 2013 in Union Retirees
(WASHINGTON) - On Labor Day Weekend 2013, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has Announced the Launch of a New Mobile App, Available Free of Charge for iPhone and Android Users. The App Provides Employers, Employees and Unions with Information Regarding their Rights and Obligations Under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). “The National more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: This Week Designated As Time To Focus On Health Care Reform Benefits For Seniors

Published on Monday, August 26, 2013 in Union Retirees
This Week Designated As Time To Focus On Health Care Reform Benefits For Seniors Organizations Working to Educate the Public about the Affordable Care Act (ACA) have Designated This Week to Focus on Seniors and ACA Benefits. The Organizations include Know Your Care, Protect Your Care and Enroll America. Thanks to the ACA, Medicare Beneficiaries are more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: Social Security’s 78th Birthday Receives Generous Attention

Published on Monday, August 19, 2013 in Union Retirees
Social Security’s 78th Birthday Receives Generous Attention Social Security’s Birthday Received Considerable Attention on both the State and National Level last week. The Alliance for Retired Americans Marked the Anniversary with more than 40 Events in 22 States and by Releasing Special State-by-State Reports with Ally Social Security Works. more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: Alliance Members Tell Their Stories Of High Drug & Health Care Costs

Published on Wednesday, July 24, 2013 in Union Retirees
Alliance Members Tell Their Stories Of High Drug & Health Care Costs “Even though Medicare Gives Me Access to Health Care and Prescription Drugs, It Can Still Be a Struggle to Pay the Co-Pays and Out-of-Pocket Costs,” said Leah Witherspoon, a Member of the Texas Alliance For Retired Americans. “Instead of Cuts to Medicare, like More more»

Labor Perspective From Alliance For Retired Americans President Barbara Easterling, Via American Rights At Work: We Must Educate Younger People About Labor Unions

Published on Sunday, July 7, 2013 in Union Retirees
American Rights at Work Editor’s Note: The following is a Guest Labor Post by Alliance for Retired Americans President Barbara Easterling, who Previously Served as Secretary-Treasurer of the Communications Workers of America (CWA). To Directly Access Easterling’s Post, go to: more»

The Alliance For Retired Americans Holds ‘Human Chain’ Event In Lackawanna To Make Local Voices Heard Regarding The Consequences Of Implementing Chained CPI

Published on Wednesday, July 3, 2013 in Union Retirees
(LACKAWANNA) – Joined by Local Labor Representatives and U.S. Congressman Brian Higgins of Buffalo, Retiree Steve Muscarella – who serves as President of the Erie/Niagara Chapter of the New York State Alliance for Retired Americans – led the Human Chain Against The Chained CPI Event that was held Tuesday (July 2nd) at the Lackawanna Senior more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: July 2nd ‘Human Chain’ Events To Be Held Across The U.S. – Including One In Buffalo

Published on Monday, July 1, 2013 in Union Retirees
Tuesday, July 2nd ‘Human Chain’ Events To Be Held Across The U.S. – Including One In Buffalo The Alliance For Retired Americans Alliance will be Hosting more than 45 Human Chain Against The Chained CPI Events – including one in Buffalo (See Informational Flier Below) on Tuesday, July 2nd. They include: The Human Chain in Providence, more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: Initial List Of Members Of Congress Joining July 2nd ‘Human Chain’ Events Is Revealed

Published on Sunday, June 23, 2013 in Union Retirees
Initial List Of Members Of Congress Joining July 2nd Human Chain Events Is Revealed Politicians continue to Press for the Chained CPI Cut to Social Security Benefits as a Way to Reduce the Deficit. However, an Average Earner Retiring at Age 65 would Lose More Than $6,000 over 15 years if the Chained CPI were Adopted. On Tuesday July 2nd, the Alliance For more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: Momentum Continues To Build Ahead Of July 2nd ‘Human Chain’ Day Of Action

Published on Tuesday, June 18, 2013 in Union Retirees
Momentum Continues To Build Ahead Of July 2nd Human Chain Day Of Action The Alliance For Retired Americans and its Allies continue to Plan Events around the Country for the July 2nd Human Chain Against The Chained CPI National Day of Action. The Day is Devoted to Stopping the Chained CPI Benefit Cut to Social Security. More than 40 Actions are already more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: States That Reject Medicaid Expansion Will Spend Billions More To Cover Fewer

Published on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 in Union Retirees
States That Reject Medicaid Expansion Will Spend Billions More To Cover Fewer According to a New Study in the Journal Health Affairs, States would Save Money by Accepting the Medicaid Expansion in President Obama's Health Care Law. The Study finds that14 of the States that have Rejected the Expansion will Spend a Combined $1 billion More on Uncompensated more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: Trustees Reports - Social Security Steady, Medicare Financial Outlook Improved

Published on Sunday, June 2, 2013 in Union Retirees
Trustees Reports: Social Security Steady, Medicare Financial Outlook Improved The Social Security and Medicare Trustees have issued their Annual Reports on the State of the Two Programs’ Finances. Social Security, according to its Trustees, has a $2.7 trillion Surplus, Enough to Fully Meet the Demands of a Growing Retiree Cohort through 2033 – more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: New York State Alliance Holds Its Convention/Western New York United Autoworkers Rep Paul Schuh Elected Labor Vice President

Published on Sunday, May 26, 2013 in Union Retirees
New York State Alliance Holds Its Convention New York’s Annual State Alliance For Retired Americans Convention took place in Albany late last week, drawing more than 60 Delegates. Featured Speakers included: Dani Pere, who serves as Director of Field Mobilization for the National Alliance; and Eric Kingson, Co-Director of Social Security Works; as more»

Sheet Metal Workers Local 71 Retirees To Be Honored With Preservation Award For Helping Restore Buffalo’s Central Terminal By Building Several Light Sconce Replicas

Published on Sunday, May 19, 2013 in Union Retirees
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: On Friday, May 31st - in the Mary Seaton Room at Kleinhans Music Hall - five Sheet Metal Workers Local 71 Retirees will receive the Distinguished 2013 Preservation Award during the 5th Annual Preservation Awards Ceremony and Luncheon. The Retired Union Sheet Metal Workers will be honored for donating their time to more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: Seniors Join Pro-Retiree Members Of Congress To Protest Benefit Cuts

Published on Sunday, May 12, 2013 in Union Retirees
Seniors Join Pro-Retiree Members Of Congress To Protest Benefit Cuts Last week, more than 100 Alliance For Retired Americans Activists joined with several Leading Members of the U.S. Senate and House for an Energetic Press Event on Capitol Hill. The Event was headlined by Senator Bernie Sanders (Independent-Vermont), and also featured remarks from Senators more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: Tell Your U.S. Senators To Co-Sponsor The Resolution Opposing The Chained CPI!

Published on Wednesday, May 1, 2013 in Union Retirees
Tell Your U.S. Senators To Co-Sponsor The Resolution Opposing The Chained CPI! Alliance Members have helped Drive an Increase in the Number of Co-Sponsors for the Cicilline Resolution. This House Resolution expresses Clear Opposition to Using the Chained CPI to calculate Cost-of-Living Adjustments (COLAs) for Social Security Benefits. And the Alliance is more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: Tell Your U.S. Representative To Co-Sponsor The Cicilline Resolution Opposing The Chained CPI

Published on Monday, April 22, 2013 in Union Retirees
Tell Your U.S. Representative To Co-Sponsor U.S. Representative Cicilline’s Resolution Opposing The Chained CPI Last week, U.S. Representative David Cicilline (Democrat-Rhode Island) introduced a Resolution in the U.S. House of Representatives expressing Clear Opposition to using the Chained CPI Method to calculate Cost-Of-Living Adjustments (COLAs) more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: Masses Protest Obama Budget Release Including Cuts To Social Security & Medicare

Published on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 in Union Retirees
Masses Protest Obama Budget Release Including Cuts To Social Security & Medicare The Alliance For Retired Americans joined the broad Strengthen Social Security Coalition last week at the White House to deliver 2.3 million Petitions against the Proposal to change the Social Security Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA) to the Chained CPI Formula, which would more»

The Alliance For Retired Americans Says President Obama’s Proposal To Make Cuts In Social Security Is “Very Disturbing”

Published on Friday, April 5, 2013 in Union Retirees
Reaction to President Obama’s Proposal to make Cuts in Social Security brought swift reaction from the Alliance For Retired Americans, whose Executive Director Edward Coyle said Seniors are “very upset that the President is willing to Compromise on this issue of Social Security, one that certainly ‘does not belong’ in Budget more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: Senate Passes Budget That Protects Social Security & Medicare, Ends Sequester

Published on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 in Union Retirees
Senate Passes Budget That Protects Social Security & Medicare, Ends Sequester The U.S. Senate has passed a Budget crafted by U.S. Senator Patty Murray (Democrat-Washington), the Chairman of the Senate Budget Committee. Unlike the Budget Plan promoted by U.S. Representative Paul Ryan (Republican-Wisconsin), which was passed by the U.S. House of more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: Paul Ryan’s Republican Budget Passes The House, Despite Threats Posed To Seniors

Published on Saturday, March 23, 2013 in Union Retirees
Paul Ryan’s Republican Budget Passes The House, Despite Threats Posed To Seniors The U.S. House of Representatives voted to pass GOP Congressman Paul Ryan’s Republican Budget for Fiscal Year 2014 on Thursday by a vote of 221-to-207. It was a mostly Party-Line Vote, with only 10 Republicans voting against it and no Democrats voting for it. For a more»

United Steelworkers Announce Support Of ‘Keep Social Security Promises Act’

Published on Tuesday, March 12, 2013 in Union Retirees
(WASHINGTON) – United Steelworkers (USW) President Leo Gerard has released a letter supporting the introduction of Legislation by U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (Independent-Vermont) cosponsored by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (Democrat-Nevada) to strengthen Social Security by making the Wealthiest Americans Pay the same Payroll Tax that nearly more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: Sequester Cuts Will Be Harmful To Seniors & What You Can Do Regarding Sequestration

Published on Thursday, March 7, 2013 in Union Retirees
Sequester Cuts Will Be Harmful To Seniors Last week, the U.S. Senate blocked a plan to avert the Sequester without harming Social Security, Medicare or Medicaid. As a result, the Cuts imposed by Sequestration have been put place and will be gradually implemented. S. 388/The American Family Economic Protection Act - the Democratic Alternative to the more»

Sequester Leaves Seniors In The Cold

Published on Friday, March 1, 2013 in Union Retirees
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - Across-The-Board Budget Cuts that take effect today (Friday, March 1st) in the Sequester will affect Senior Citizens across the Country. The failure of the Senate to pass the American Family Economic Protection Act (S. 388), which would have Raised Revenue from the Wealthiest Americans and Corporations who send Jobs Overseas, means that more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: Alliance Endorses Deutch Plan To Make Social Security Solvent In The Long-Term

Published on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 in Union Retirees
Alliance Endorses Deutch Plan To Make Social Security Solvent In The Long-Term The Alliance For Retired Americans has sent a Letter to U.S. Representative Ted Deutch (Democrat-Florida) endorsing the Protecting and Preserving Social Security Act that he introduced along with U.S. Senator Mark Begich (Democrat-Arkansas). The Legislation ensures Long-Term more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: Today Is February 14th - Valentine’s Day, So Go Ahead And Tell Congress to Have a Heart!

Published on Thursday, February 14, 2013 in Union Retirees
Today Is February 14th - Valentine’s Day, So Tell Congress to Have a Heart! Today – Thursday, February 14th - is Valentine’s Day. It’s also a Call-In Day on Capitol Hill. “Alliance Members are urged to call Congress at 888-659-9401 and tell their Congressional Representatives to, ‘Have A Heart: Oppose Benefit Cuts To more»

From pbs.org: Paul Solman Makes A Point - Why Raising the Social Security Retirement Age Makes ‘No Sense

Published on Sunday, January 27, 2013 in Union Retirees
WNYLaborToday.com Editor’s Note: Your Regional, On-Line Labor Newspaper found this Column by Paul Solman on pbs.org. You can go directly to this Column at: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/2013/01/why-raising-the-social-security-retirement-age-makes-no-sense.html?sf8878542=1 Paul Solman: We write a lot about Social Security on this Page. more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: Debt-Ceiling End-Game Becomes A Little Clearer & The Evidence Is In: Obamacare Keeps Medicare Costs Lower

Published on Sunday, January 20, 2013 in Union Retirees
Debt-Ceiling End-Game Becomes A Little Clearer Early last week, The Washington Post addressed how the Federal-Budget Negotiations might play out during the next several weeks. The various scenarios have direct implications regarding whether Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid are in immediate danger of being cut drastically. “To be sure,” more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: Republicans Say They’re Willing To Shut Down The Government In March

Published on Tuesday, January 15, 2013 in Union Retirees
Republicans Say They’re Willing To Shut Down The Government In March White House Officials are eyeing a return to elements of a “grand bargain” they tried to reach late last year with House Speaker John Boehner (Republican-Ohio) in order to defuse a fresh threat to the U.S. Economy in just two months, according to The Washington Post and more»

Union Retiree News From The Alliance For Retired Americans: Social Security COLA Cut On Table In Fiscal Cliff Talks

Published on Sunday, December 23, 2012 in Union Retirees
Social Security COLA Cut On Table In “Fiscal Cliff” Talks While Negotiations between President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner remain stalled, there have been Disturbing Media Reports that there is an Option on the Table to change the Federal Statistical Formula used to Calculate Social Security Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA). more»

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