Experts correct myths about public employee pensions
In politics and policymaking, the facts aren't always convenient. Such is the case with public employee defined-benefit retirement plans and the policymakers who want to dismantle them. Last month, a panel of state leaders and national experts gathered at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., to talk about the facts.
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Preserving civil rights history
It was the summer of 1964, in Meridian, Miss. Ten-year-old Gwen Thompson had never been next to a white person in her life, but now, white college students from New York had come to Mississippi to teach her. Gwen's experience of attending "Freedom School" is captured in memorabilia donated to a growing Civil Rights Archive at Queens College of the City University of New York. Professional Staff Congress members were among the activists who staffed Freedom Summer and who are helping to build the archives.
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The truth about health reform
President Obama’s Affordable Care Act is on the road to saving millions of dollars as well as improving the quality of patient care. In fact, seniors under Medicare can get a free yearly medical exam as well as preventative screenings thanks to the health reform law. The AFT and the Alliance for Retired Americans give you the facts about the law and what it will do for you.
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