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San Jose council candidate goes to bat for workers' pensions

SAN JOSE, Calif. - The June 5 election here is about pensions and who will pay for financial meltdown, workers or those who caused it.

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Targeted victims protest American Airlines bankruptcy plans

The flight attendants called the action, and the pilots and Transport Workers Union quickly joined in. Other unions and solidarity activists drove into DFW International Airport for the action.

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Journey by bus to a state capital: A firsthand account

It was six in the morning of Oct. 26 and two busloads of motivated Chicago teachers and friends  were on their way to Springfield to rally and lobby to protect their pensions.

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Study: Public employee pensions a bargain

Public employee pension plans are actually far more cost effective than defined contribution, the 401k-style plans fashionable in the private sector.

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Must pension funds prove losses before they can sue?

Must public pension funds prove they lost money before they can sue as a class against the corporations involved? That's the problem the Supreme Court wrestled with, in a case that pitted a non-profit foundation against former GOP Vice President Dick Cheney's old company, Halliburton.

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Florida lawmakers put budget woes on backs of retirees

As the Florida state Senate tries to balance the budget by stripping teachers of pay and the incentive to teach in Florida, they are now going after retirees and pension plans.

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