With public pensions under attack, it is more important than ever to get involved in the oversight and monitoring of your pension system.
The IAFF has developed a new online learning module -- Understanding Public Pensions -- to help IAFF members understand how public pensions operate, learn some of the pitfalls and know the questions that are important to ask pension board members, trustees, plan administrators and other stakeholders.
As fire fighter and other public employees' pensions continue to come under attack by politicians and the media who repeatedly characterize your retirement benefits as “overly generous” and a "burden on taxpayers," it is vital that, as a labor leader, you are knowledgeable about public pension systems and how they operate.
Click here to begin the Understanding Public Pensions module.
This is the second in a series of pension modules, and is designed for affiliate leaders. Introduction to Public Pensions-- the first in the series -- provides a basic understanding of public pensions. This module was developed to provide members with essential information on public pensions.
Click here to begin the Introduction to Public Pensions module.
For additional information, click here to visit the IAFF Pension Resources web site or contact the IAFF Pension Resources Department at (202) 824-1576.