May 2018 is Older Americans Month – The 2017 Profile of Older Americans

Every year, an annual summary of the latest statistics on the older population is compiled by the Administration on Aging (AoA). AOA uses the latest statistics from U.S. Census data and this data provides a Profile of Older Americans. The profile shows data on changes in demographics of the population over age 65. The profile is available in PDF format. Data tables are also available … Continue reading May 2018 is Older Americans Month – The 2017 Profile of Older Americans

Checklist for Your Social Security Annual Check-up

By: Vonda VanTil, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist Say “annual checkup” and most people imagine waiting at the doctor’s office. There’s another type of checkup that can give you a sense of wellness without even leaving home. Visit http://www.socialsecurity.gov and follow these five steps to conduct your own Social Security annual checkup. Your Social Security Statement is available online anytime to everyone who has a … Continue reading Checklist for Your Social Security Annual Check-up

Protecting our Constitutional Rights: A Constitutional Lawyer’s Perspective

Guest blog post by Maurice Monroe, L.L.B., L.L.M.   From 1980 to 1985, Maurice taught law at the University of Birmingham. From 1985 to 2014, Maurice was a law professor at Western Michigan University Cooley Law School where he taught constitutional law, federal civil rights law, contracts law, torts law, and employment law. During this time, he received numerous teaching and service awards. Maurice retired from WMU-Cooley in … Continue reading Protecting our Constitutional Rights: A Constitutional Lawyer’s Perspective

Sweet Taste of Victory for Peeps Union Workers as Judges Rule Against Candymaker

Via SFGATE By Damian Paletta, The Washington Post When they went on strike in 2016, members in the union for marshmallow makers chanted, “No justice, no Peeps!” And on Thursday, a federal appeals court said the Peeps workers had a point. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit ruled that Just Born Quality Confections, the firm in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, that makes the candy … Continue reading Sweet Taste of Victory for Peeps Union Workers as Judges Rule Against Candymaker

City, unions agree to cut pension costs

Via Times Herald By Jackie Smith New contracts with several Port Huron unions are expected to save the city $1.1 million in retirement costs a year. Port Huron City Council members approved new three-year collective bargaining agreements with four unions and potential adjustments for non-union employees during Monday’s regular meeting. After, City Manager James Freed said the changes affect about 220 employees and will help reduce … Continue reading City, unions agree to cut pension costs

Helpful Facts About Social Security Disability Benefits

By: Vonda VanTil, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist When the unexpected happens and you can no longer work due to a serious medical condition, Social Security is there with a lifeline to help you and your family. Most American workers contribute to Social Security through federal payroll taxes and benefit through monthly retirement payments later in life. For others whose working years are cut short … Continue reading Helpful Facts About Social Security Disability Benefits

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Four Pension Funds Apply for Benefits Reductions

Via http://www.ai-cio.com Requests for benefits reductions have picked up this spring, as Treasury Department filings show four pension funds recently applied for benefits cuts under the Kline-Miller Multiemployer Pension Reform Act of 2014. They are the Sheet Metal Workers Local Pension Fund, the Plasterers Local #82 Pension Plan, the Pressroom Unions Pension Trust Fund, and the Plasterers & Cement Masons Local 94 and Pension Fund. … Continue reading Four Pension Funds Apply for Benefits Reductions