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    Currently, 59% of New Yorkers lack access to a retirement plan. Of those who have a policy—either a defined contribution or a defined benefit plan—the majority have less than $30,000 for their retirement. With an average annual benefit of only $15,528, Social Security is quickly becoming an inadequate income replacement at retirement. Without a supplemental income, many individuals risk spending the later years of their lives in poverty, adding expenses to constrained working families, and require support from government at all levels.
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Latest News

Jul 21, 2014 | News Story

In the late 1950's and early 1960's New York City experienced a residential apartment, new construction boom, intended to stem the exodus of middle...
Jul 18, 2014 | News Story

On Thursday, the MTA and unions representing LIRR employees reached a tentative agreement to provide workers with their first contract in roughly...
Jul 3, 2014 | News Story

 This week, AFSCME DC37 reached an agreement with the city on a seven-year contract that provides 10.41% in wage hikes plus a ratification bonus and...
Jun 27, 2014 | Press Release

New York, NY - New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO President Vincent Alvarez today stood with United States Senator Chuck Schumer, 32BJ SEIU...

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Jobs and Economy

Years after the official end of the recent recession, America is still in a jobs crisis. Although job growth is slowly picking up steam--with...

Health Care

Health care is a basic human right.  America’s labor movement has worked for more than a century for guaranteed high-quality health care for...

Retirement Security

Fewer employers today provide defined-benefit pensions for their workers—and among those that do, many are offering “defined-contribution” (like...

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