THE MINNEAPOLIS COMMITTEE OF THIRTEEN

 

 

 

 

 

THE MINNEAPOLIS COMMITTEE OF THIRTEEN

advocating for  Minneapolis teachers' pension security

 

 

 

 With your support, the Committee of 13  advocates for our defined benefit pensions.
 We work to make sure that you have the facts about your MPS/TRA defined benefit pension. We also make sure that the  legislators who serve on  Minnesota's Legislative Commission on Pensions and Retirement have up-to-date information on MPS/TRA pensions.

 

We provide facts that counter the biased information distributed by groups

 

PENSIONS IN THE NEWS

NOV. 13, 2014 - FIVE SOBERING TAKEAWAYS ON PENSIONS FROM THE MIDTERM ELECTIONS

Retirement policy wasn’t on the ballot in last week’s midterm elections. But the new political landscape could threaten the retirement security of middle-class households. With Republicans in full control of Congress, expect efforts to cut Social Security and Medicare benefits. And more Republican-controlled statehouses mean more efforts to curtail state and local workers’ pension plans. One positive note: Congress and the White House could find common ground on some promising ideas to encourage retirement saving. Click the link above for more from analyst Mark Miller..

 

OCT. 20, 2014 - THE EPIC BATTLE OVER PENSIONS

The same Wall Street traders who ignited the public pensions crisis now propose to fix the problem. What could go wrong?  Read about the  relentless campaign waged by right-wing ideologues — many of them hedge fund managers — to loot public pension funds. In a recent report titled “The Plot Against Pensions” (PDF), David Sirota persuasively argues that privatization cheerleaders are following a model of “pensions today, Social Security tomorrow.”