A new report says that 19.4% of Black seniors and 19%t of Latino seniors have incomes below the federal poverty line, compared to 9.4% for the senior population as a whole.
More than a thousand public employee unionists, educators, parents, environmentalists, and Occupy activists rallied for a "Strong Schools, Strong Oregon" day of mass action at the state Capitol.
The head of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp., which insures traditional private pensions, wants to change how his agency charges premiums to firms it serves.
The U.S. Census Bureau calculates that nearly twice as many older Americans qualify as poor than had been previously thought. At the same time, net worth disparity between younger and older is at an all-time high.
They came from all over northern California - by bus, by train, by carpool - to deliver a powerful message to Senator Dianne Feinstein: Stand up and be a champion for Social Security!
Nearly 100 community, labor and retiree activists rallied outside of Congressman Todd Akin's St. Louis office July 29.
The objective is to enhance community-based and home-based long-term care for the current 7.6 million elderly adults who need it and for the estimated one-fifth of the U.S. population that will need it by 2030.
Barbara Easterling, president of the 4-million-member Alliance for Retired Americans, tells it like it is about Social Security and the budget crisis.
It's toll-free: today and tomorrow, July 14 and 15, call 1-866-251-4044 and voice your opposition to any plans to cut Social Security.
In addition to poor working conditions, unstable pay, and the lack of respect that are endemic to the care industry as a whole, care workers also face a unique legal barrier to obtaining just working conditions.