Press Releases

Public Employees Respond to Governor’s Pension Proposals

***For Immediate Release***
October 26, 2011
Contact: Steve Maviglio This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , Californians for Retirement Security

SACRAMENTO – Following is a statement by Dave Low, chairman of Californians for Retirement Security, about Gov. Jerry Brown’s pension proposals:

Pension Truth Squad Appears in Modesto

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Retirees and workers dispel myths about public employee retirement

MODESTO – Retired state workers, police officers and other members of Californians for Retirement Security’s Pension Truth Squad shared personal stories in Modesto today to set the record straight about proposals to gut public pensions in California and across the nation.

Happy Labor Day: Rich Get Richer; Working Families Get Attacked

September 2, 2011

To: Interested Parties
From: Californians for Retirement Security
Re: Happy Labor Day: Rich Get Richer; Working Families Get Attacked

So this is how our nation rings in a holiday meant to celebrate its workers. Job growth is stalled, fresh threats of recession spell more financial uncertainty for working families and CEOs are … getting rich. Really rich.

Sacramento News & Review: Will public pensions really cause a fiscal ‘tsunami,’ or do critics have a case of pension envy?

Public enemies: Will public pensions really cause a fiscal ‘tsunami,’ or do critics have a case of pension envy?
Sacramento News and Review
Sept. 1, 2011

By Cosmo Garvin

Firefighters, cops and teachers. Not so long ago, these public employees were among the most admired American workers.

“Now it’s like they’re the scapegoats for the problems of government. The cops and firefighters, the public-health nurses—they’ve become the bad guys,” says David Miller, a scientist with state Department of Toxic Substances Control.