Tag: social security

Labor Voices: Social Security is Vital for Everyone

In 2019, more 63 million people in the United States collected Social Security benefits. That equals more than one in every six residents. Older Americans make up about four out of every five beneficiaries, however another one out of every five Social Security beneficiaries receive Disability Insurance (SSDI) or are often young survivors of deceased workers. For most Americans, we work all of our lives for a foundation of retirement to enjoy in their older years; people who can no longer work; or children who need support as they begin their lives. Because of that, Social Security insurance must remain viable, ... Read more

Statement from UAW President Dennis Williams on passage of the Republican tax bill

Yesterday was a sad day for our country and for working families. The Republican Controlled Congress ignored the voices of their constituents, including tens of thousands of UAW members and retirees, to deliver tax cuts to the wealthy and corporations that American workers and their families will feel for generations. It provides major incentives for corporations to send jobs overseas. Corporations investing in the United States will pay 21 percent in U.S. tax while ones that outsource those same jobs would pay far less. This new bill does nothing to boost wages and create good jobs. Paul Krugman summed it ... Read more

Trump’s pick for budget chief could signal major shift on Medicare, Social Security

Watch the video:¬†Trump said he wouldn’t touch Social Security, but his new team includes quite a few who have been big champions on cutting the important benefit. Mulvaney is his new budget chief whose record shows he has “a strong appetite to cutting government spending, especially Medicare and Social Security.” Read More on TheHill.com >>>