Articles written by Susan Reilly

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  • PRO Act will strengthen union retiree benefits

    Susan Reilly, Alaska Alliance for Retired Americans|Jul 1, 2021

    A strong and growing labor movement is good for workers and for all Americans. The labor movement has been and continues to be the leading force in the fight to strengthen Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, ensuring a measure of retirement security for all Americans. Our country, our democracy, and our people benefit when workers have a strong voice at work and are able to join together to build a more secure future for their families and their communities. Union jobs often come with negotiated defined benefit pensions which ensure...

  • Alaska Alliance for Retired Americans, a valuable resource for seniors

    Susan Reilly, For Senior Voice|Mar 1, 2021

    The Alaska Alliance for Retired Americans (AKARA) was organized by a group of retired Alaskan workers in the fall of 2017. The group is affiliated with the Alliance for Retired Americans, a nationwide grassroots organization, launched in 2001. ARA now has more than 4.4 million members working together to make their voices heard in the laws, policies, politics and institutions that shape American life. For 20 years, ARA has mobilized retired union members, seniors and community activists into a movement advocating a political and social agenda...