The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) is a voluntary federation of 57 national and international labor unions. The AFL-CIO union movement represents 11.5 million members, including 3 million members in Working America, its new community affiliate. We are teachers and taxi drivers, musicians and miners, firefighters and farm workers, bakers and bottlers, engineers and editors, pilots and public employees, doctors and nurses, painters and plumbers—and more.
Read the AFL-CIO's blog entry about the Re-Envisioning Retirement Security conference.
The Economic Policy Institute, a nonprofit Washington D.C. think tank, was created in 1986 to broaden the discussion about economic policy to include the interests of low- and middle-income workers. Today, with global competition expanding, wage inequality rising, and the methods and nature of work changing in fundamental ways, it is as crucial as ever that people who work for a living have a voice in the economic discourse. EPI was the first - and remains the premier - organization to focus on the economic condition of low- and middle-income Americans and their families.
The National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare works to protect, preserve, promote, and ensure the financial security, health, and the well being of current and future generations of maturing Americans. NCPSSM acts in the best interests of its members through advocacy, education, services, grassroots efforts, and the leadership of the Board of Directors and professional staff. The efforts of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare are directed toward developing better-informed citizens and voters.
Read the National Committee's blog entry about the launch of Retirement USA.
The Pension Rights Center is a consumer organization committed to protecting and promoting the retirement security of American workers, retirees and their families. For more than three decades PRC has acted as a consumer watchdog to preserve key protections; secured the adoption of a dozen federal laws and regulations; helped thousands of people obtain wrongfully denied pensions; and authored numerous publications to explain complex rules. PRC has an unparalleled reputation for credibility, hard work, and an untiring commitment to economic justice.
Read the Center's blog entry about the launch of Retirement USA.
The Service Employees International Union is the fastest-growing union in North America. Focused on uniting workers in three sectors to improve their lives and the services they provide, SEIU is: the largest healthcare union, with more than 1.1 million members in the field, including nurses, LPNs, doctors, lab technicians, nursing home workers, and home care workers; the largest property services union, with 225,000 members in the building cleaning and security industries, including janitors, security officers, superintendents, maintenance workers, window cleaners, and doormen and women; and the second largest public services union, with 850,000 local and state government workers, public school employees, bus drivers, and child care providers.
Read the SEIU's blog entry about the Re-Envisioning Retirement Security conference.
Read SEIU's blog entry about the launch of Retirement USA.