A traditional pension plan provides retired workers with a steady income stream that is guaranteed for life — unlike 401(k) plans, which offer no guaranteed benefits and are leaving far too many Americans facing a retirement crisis.
Educators who understand their retirement options are better equipped to advocate for the best plans and arrange for the end of their careers.
NEA’s Collective Bargaining and Member Advocacy department (CBMA) helps members defend their retirement security and advocates for these retirement programs. Working with our state affiliates and numerous allies, we help organize the resistance to coordinated and well-funded attacks on educators’ retirement security.
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Print these pension explainers and share them with educators at events, in your staff lounge, and over coffee.