Reliable healthy pension funds will attract quality employees, preserve public service funding, and protect taxpayers. We must protect, not tamper, with public worker retirement.
The Missouri Retirement Security Coalition believes every Missourian should be able to retire in dignity. We also know that no one more interested in strengthening the public pensions system than the public employees who are counting on pensions to retire. After all, public pensions are the only source of retirement for 30% of public employees, since they do not receive Social Security. Pension plans also play a vital role in decreasing poverty among older Americans, according to the National Institute for Retirement Security.
But unfortunately, public employees who have faithfully contributed their life savings into the pensions systems are being targeted by some politicians who would jeopardize Missourians’ financial security for political gain. The Missouri Retirement Security Coalition is working to preserve the financial security of all workers for generations to come.