The Wisconsin Coalition for Retirement Security is comprised of firefighters, teachers, nurses, librarians and other public workers. The coalition believes that Wisconsin’s working people deserve to retire with security and dignity.
Public employees in Wisconsin put aside a piece of every paycheck to fund the Wisconsin pension systems. No politician or Wall Street interest should take away the hard earned retirement security of these public servants.
Behind every pension is a dedicated, hardworking citizen who keeps Wisconsin safe and prospering. Read stories from WCRS members and submit your own today.
I live in Madison, Wisconsin and I am an RN Patient and Family Educator and a certified Diabetes Educator at the University of Wisconsin Hospital. I’ve had the privilege of working for the hospital for over twenty years.
I’m very thankful that through my work, I’m offered a pension as part of my salary and benefits package. Each paycheck 5.8% of my salary goes into my retirement plan. I know that when I retire in sixteen years that money will have been well managed by the model Wisconsin Retirement System. Unlike many American women, I will be secure in my retirement.
Although my pension will be a modest $19,000 per year after 38 years of work at the UW Hospital, that will allow me to support myself without relying on friends or family. I will also be able to volunteer in my community on the end of life issues I care so deeply about.
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