The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

October 3, 2011
Berkeley research: Private sector needs guaranteed pensions

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for 100831 calculator.JPGUC Berkeley's Center for Labor Research and Education has released "Meeting California's Retirement Security Challenge," which argues for a return to private-sector defined benefit pensions.

The center said that the work was supported by International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 1245, Service Employees International Union California State Council, and Californians for Retirement Security.

Over on our sister blog, Capitol Alert, Dan Walters has some details. We've also posted the 118-page research compilation below.

Meeting California's Retirement Security Challenge

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