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Putting Off Retirement Shouldn’t Be a Death Sentence

Putting Off Retirement Shouldn’t Be a Death Sentence

Working people are working longer to support themselves and their families. And they are paying for it. Today, one in five workers are 65 years or older and are at greatest risk of fatalities and injuries due to falls, slips and trips. But a rule proposed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration would strengthen protections and prevent falls, slips and trips caused by workplace hazards.

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Gov. Larry Hogan Is Afraid of Teachers: Winners and Losers of the Week

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Each week, we take a look at the biggest friends and foes of labor. We celebrate the workers winning big and small battles, and we shame the companies or people trying to deny working people their rights.

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Wall Street and Congress Team Up to Stop Worker Retirement Protections…Again

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) recently highlighted what Forbes called financial firms’ two-faced responses to the Department of Labor’s proposed rule to protect retirement investors from financial advisers’ conflicts of interest. In a letter to federal regulators, Warren and Cummings contrasted financial firms’ trashing of the rule when talking to policymakers with their message to shareholders that they shouldn’t worry—the rule is no big deal.

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Living Comfortably on the Streets During Retirement

Photo via the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare

Many say we’re facing a retirement crisis, with much of the academic research on retirement income adequacy finding a large minority, and possibly even a majority, of households with insufficient money set aside for retirement. And then there are those who have an ideological (or sometimes financial) interest in painting a rosy picture and minimizing any retirement difficulties to a small group of less fortunate people.

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Social Security: 6 Facts You Need to Know

Social Security is our most important family protection program that works not just for retirees, but also for people with disabilities and children who've lost a working parent. It's a promise for all generations. People pay for this benefit throughout their working lives. Social Security is immensely popular with voters across the political spectrum, which is why those who would like to dismantle the program consistently distort the facts and falsely claim the program is "bankrupt." It's important for working people to know the truth about the program and push back against Social Security myths and lies and fight for more, not less retirement security.

Here are six Social Security facts you need to know:

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