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Episode 1: The State of Your Retirement Security

February 11, 2020

elderly_couple.jpgThe inaugural episode of the Talking-SMART podcast looks at a new proposal from Senate Republicans that poses a serious threat to our retirement security. Presented in a white paper by Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), this plan would impose a new 10 percent tax on retirees and punish healthy plans with an 11-fold jump in fees.

SMART General President Joseph Sellers is our featured guest as he discusses this dangerous proposal, as well as the overall state of retirement security in America.

Related Resources:

  • SM National Pension Fund
    This web site features a whiteboard primer on pension and retirement plans available through the SM National Pension Fund, as well as information on defined benefit and defined contribution plans. The whiteboard primer may also be viewed on YouTube.

  • TAKE ACTION: Protect Our Pensions
    An easy to use webform that allows you to contact your US Senators about retirement security. You can also text the PENSION to 21333 to be immediately patched through to your Senate offices. (message and data rates may apply)
  • Senate Republicans' Pension White Paper
    View the full multiemployer pension white paper drafted by Senate Republicans and released in November 2019.