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

OCT. 7, 2014 - SWITCHING NEW JERSEY'S PUBLIC EMPLOYEE PENSION PLANS INTO 401 K  PLANS WOULD BE A COSTLY MISTAKE

As Governor Christie awaits final recommendations from a panel he’s asked to come up with ways to lower the cost of pensions and other public employee benefits in New Jersey, two liberal think tanks said on Tuesday that shifting employees to a 401(k) retirement plan would be a costly mistake. Click the link above to read more.

 

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, which presages the real retirement battle on the horizon: Social Security. 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.”