The Pennsylvania Coalition for Retirement Security is comprised of firefighters, teachers, nurses, librarians and other public workers. The coalition believes that all Pennsylvanians deserve to retire with security and dignity.
Public employees in Pennsylvania put aside a piece of every paycheck to fund the Pennsylvania pension systems. No politician or Wall Street interest should take away the hard earned retirement security of these public servants.
Retirees in Pennsylvania receive modest, but guaranteed, retirement benefits, with the average annual pension benefit totaling $21,846. These benefits support a significant amount of economic activity throughout the state; each dollar paid out to retirees supports $1.80 in total economic activity.
After a career of dedicated public service, Pennsylvania’s working people deserve to enjoy the modest, but secure, retirement they worked so hard to earn. PCRS is committed to defending retirees against political attacks from anti-pension ideologues, while promoting retirement security for all.