2022 Retirement Security Symposium

On November 15, 2022 the Alliance held an educational retirement security seminar for union leaders, senior staff, legislative representatives, pension advocates, academics, lawyers and young workers.

AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler discussed the Butch Lewis Act and labor’s role in the passage of the American Rescue Plan by video, senior Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) staff talked about how the American Rescue Plan is working and the status of private sector plans. Rep. John Larson (CT) also spoke about protecting and enhancing earned Social Security benefits.

You can watch videos of the event and access links to PDFs of presentation slide decks below.

Videos

Introductory Remarks, Alliance President Robert Roach, Jr.

 

Butch Lewis Act and Labor’s Role in the Passage of the American Rescue Plan, AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler

 

Dr. Kristina Brown’s testimony before the Ways and Means Committee (begins at 1:07:25 and ends at 1:10:03)

 

Social Security and Medicare
Richard Fiesta, Executive Director of the Alliance for Retired Americans

 

Broken Promises Mean Broken Lives. The Story Continues.

Mike Walden, Incorporator and former President, National United Committee to Protect Pensions (NUCPP)

Ken Stribling, current NUCPP President

 

“In Pursuit of Pension Power”
Meghan Rozarie, Senior Associate
Retirees Organization and Field Services Department, American Federation of Teachers (AFT)

 

“Trends in Retirement Bargaining: What Do (Young) Workers Want?”
Ilana Boivie, Senior Research Economist for the Strategic Resources Department
Machinists Union (IAMAW)

 

The Status of Public Pension Plans
Sisto Campana, Labor Advocate
AFSCME

 

Protecting and Enhancing Earned Social Security Benefits
Congressman John Larson (CT)
Chairman, Ways and Means Social Security Subcommittee

 

Closing Remarks