President of Alliance for Retired Americans Tells Senate Committee Social Security Must Be Expanded
Robert Roach Jr., president of the Alliance for Retired Americans, testified on June 9 at a Senate Budget Committee (SBC) hearing focused on expanding Social Security for all beneficiaries. Entitled “Saving Social Security: Expanding Benefits and Demanding the Wealthy Pay Their Fair Share or Cutting Benefits and Increasing Retirement Anxiety,” the hearing laid out the case for increasing benefits as millions of seniors struggle to make ends meet. Watch the video of the hearing.
Alliance for Retired Americans Facilitates Partnership with Labor Movement, SUNY to Help Students with Family, Financial Obligations
Building on a mentorship program that the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) established with Aviation High School in Long Island City, New York, the Alliance has brought together the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), the United Federation of Teachers (UFT) and IAM in a partnership with the State University of New York (SUNY) that provides pre-enrollment credits toward a college degree for high school students. The credits are for extra classes taken in a high school aviation program.