UPDATED December 13, 2014: There's still time to fight Congress's last-minute pension cut deal by calling and emailing your Senators today. Do it now. The vote could come Monday on the budget bill.
Click here to read AARP's letter of opposition.
Click here to read a Statement from the Pension Rights Center.
Click here to read a Statement by Senator Tom Harkin.
The proposed pension cuts amendment has now moved on to the Senate. They need to vote on it. We still have a chance to shoot down the earmark.
Our allies in Washington encourage the following:
Contact your Senators ASAP.
We need them to say NO to the earmark on pensions. The legislation was developed behind closed doors. The 163 pages have barely been seen and have not been debated. There has been no discussion of the earmarked legislation. This is not a consensus proposal and is opposed by AARP, the Pension Rights Center, The International Association of Machinists, The Teamsters, The Steelworkers, and other organizations.
Adding this earmark to the Funding Bill is a last minute maneuver to allow pension cuts that have been protected by ERISA for forty years. There is no reason to rush this through in this manner.