October 7, 2015

Women and Retirement Security

Pensions provide retirement security to many workers, but one group that particularly benefits from the security of a reliable pension is women. On average, women in the U.S. make 78 cents for every $1 a man makes. This pay inequity …

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October 5, 2015

Spotlight on: Pennsylvania

Politicians in Pennsylvania have been trying to gut worker pensions for years. In this state-focused series at Defined Benefit, we’re going to give you the background on this battle to protect retirement security in Pennsylvania. Let’s begin with some history. …

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October 2, 2015

Defined Benefit vs Defined Contribution: the Basics

Many Americans believe that a retirement security crisis is looming; they feel it in their daily lives. Many Americans also believe that one of the benefits of a lifetime of hard work should be a secure retirement. The question for …

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September 30, 2015

Spotlight on: Alabama

The health of Alabama’s pension system has been in the news a lot recently. Why the sudden interest in Alabama’s pensions, you might ask? Well, it has a lot to do with some familiar faces: Enron billionaire John Arnold and …

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September 28, 2015

Spotlight on: John Arnold

Today we continue shining a spotlight on anti-pension politicians and activists by turning to the story of John Arnold. Arnold got his start at Enron, where he left with an $8 million golden parachute as the company collapsed, wiping out …

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September 25, 2015

Partner Organization Spotlight: NCPERS

Occasionally here on Defined Benefit, we like to highlight the work of one of our partner organizations. Protecting retirement security for public workers is hard work and we can’t do it by ourselves. Today we’re taking a look at the …

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