A blueprint for retirement security

January 2012
American Teacher;Jan/Feb2012, Vol. 96 Issue 3, p9
The article discusses the highlights of the study "Strengthening Retirement Security and Building a Better America," by the Amercian Federation of Teachers (AFT). Sound pension system principles stated are the shared commitment among employees, employers and government, universal coverage and an income replacement ratio to support respectable living standards. Stressed is need for states to pay annual contributions and set up a reserve fund to address the effects of volatile financial markets.


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