AFSCME’s working and retired members have more than $1 trillion in retirement assets invested in public pension systems across the country. The magnitude of these assets can make us a major player in the financial markets. We must work to ensure that this money is invested so that the retirement benefits promised to public employees are safe and secure.
Report from the Public Pension Leadership Meeting
AFSCME activists, local leaders and retirees met with key experts and allies to develop strategies and tools to defend our modest pensions against this unprecedented assault. Read More »
Best Practices for Trustees and Pension Systems
AFSCME released this report to serve as a road map for improving pension plan governance and enhancing public retiree pension plan security. Read More »
- Sep 12 When Trust Turns to Rust in the Motor City In Rick Snyder's Michigan, there's no money to make good on the pensions seniors in... (Huffington Post)
- Jan 13 Killing Pensions to Benefit the 1 Percent The Wall Street Journal continues its push to gut the retirement security of millions of... (Huffington Post)
- Jul 08 Two Firms Defy Investor Views on Pay Vote Frequency “It’s a bad precedent to ignore a majority of shareholders,” noted AFSCME’s Lisa Lindsley. (RiskMetrics)
- Jun 18 Cuomo and Pensions: A View From a Union Leader Pension costs grew due to the financial crisis, not because benefit levels are too high.... (New York Times)
- May 23 Historical civil rights figures weigh in on pension debate Video: Participants in the Memphis sanitation strike speak out in San Jose, Calif. (ABC-7 News)
- May 18 Stop Enabling Crazy CEO Pay AFSCME recently blamed the largest mutual funds for doing the least to rein in CEO... (The Motley Fool)
- Mar 13AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders on Puerto Rico Fiscal Plan
- Mar 17Institutional Investors Continue to Press Companies for Disclosure of Lobbying In 2016Shareholder resolutions filed with 50 companies by 66 institutional and individual investors
- Feb 18Institutional Investors Press Companies for Disclosure of Lobbying in 2014 Shareholder resolutions filed with 48 companies by 60 institutional and individual investors.