David Green has been an L.A. County Children's Social Worker for more than 13 years. He needs your vote for his reelection to the Los Angeles County Employees Retirement Association (LACERA) Board of Investments.
As we spend the month of March celebrating the historic achievements of women, it is important to pay attention to the economic challenges women face, including the myriad obstacles to retirement security. The dream of retiring with security is out of reach for most women.
In a state as beautiful, innovative and sunny as California, you would think everyone would want to retire here. Unfortunately most California's will not have the means to retire, according to a report by The National Institute on Retirement Security (NIRS).
This holiday season Inglewood Mayor James Butts and the City Council are acting like Scrooge. They're trying to layoff city workers and slash their retirement benefits. It's an attack on workers' jobs, families and the whole community.
Your Horizons account can play a vital role in achieving a comfortable retirement. That's why it is a good idea to understand how the Plan can work for you and help you achieve your retirement income goals.
During the past two bargaining sessions with Lake Hemet Municipal Water District management and the SEIU 721 team, there have been positive progress made with some tentative agreements reached, counter proposals exchanged and contract language clarified, however several major economic proposals still need to be negotiated.
During the last bargaining session the Lake Hemet Municipal Water District bargaining team made some inroads with management on issues of safety and efficiencies, but more talks are needed to tackle core economic proposals.
Following trends set from Wisconsin to Riverside County, the City of Palm Springs' management seems to be more concerned with paying lip service to "pension reform" than to the needs of the hard working families of their city. Once again, this unfortunate political triangulation strategy was on display at our most recent bargaining session, which took place on May 7.
On Thursday, March 1, 2012, SEIU 721 members voted by 92% to approve the new Memorandum of Understanding with Riverside County. With the approval of this agreement, members affirmed the Bargaining Team met the top goals established by members last year; obtaining COLAs, resuming step/merit increases and improving health benefits.