As Clock Ticks in Congress, Union Retirees Face Pension Cuts of 90%

Unless Congress acts, some 10 million union retirees could see their pensions cut by 90%. Many private pensions ultimately are backed by the taxpayer, much like big government-backed home lenders and, in practice, the major Wall Street banks during the 2008 crisis. In a recent joint House-Senate committee hearing, insiders warned that pensions could insolvent […]