Americans are deeply worried about their ability to retire, with half of all workers saying they are not confident they will have enough money for retirement. This retirement insecurity is due in large part to the weaknesses of our workplace retirement plans – such as 401(k)s – which for too many people will fail to provide an adequate supplement to Social Security. Compounding the problem is that state legislatures are trying to overhaul their public pension plans, which, until now, have provided a secure retirement for many employees.
Please join the Center for American Progress Action Fund for a discussion about the current state of our workplace retirement system, and what we can do to improve these plans. Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA), chairman of the Health, Education, Labor, & Pensions Committee will deliver a keynote address — highlighting his new USA Retirement Fund proposal – which will be followed by a panel of experts discussing federal and state retirement policy reforms.