essential information for the union representative


"Every person in every town in America will know the reason their library is closing is that public employees have defined benefit pensions."

--Grover Norquist, Republican operative who also said: "I don't want to abolish government. I simply want to reduce it to the size where I can drag it into the bathroom and drown it in the bathtub."

Above you will see a fine video produced by AFSCME that answers some of the myths that have been circulated in the mainstream press about public sector workers and their pensions. 
•Share this page with your friends and co-workers.
•Answer every article in your local newspaper's comment section with the facts from this video. 

Is the Sky Falling? 

“In most states, a modest increase in funding and/or sensible changes to pension eligibility and benefits should be sufficient to remedy [current] underfunding.”

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, January 20, 2011

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