17 07, 2015

An Interview with Randi Weingarten, President of the American Federation of Teachers

2015-07-17T00:31:05-07:00July 17th, 2015|Categories: Retirement|Tags: , , |

Randi Weingarten, President, American Federation of Teachers Tom Croft recently interviewed Randi Weingarten for the upcoming Responsible Investor Guidebook.  Following is the Q&A from the interview: TC:     You’ve made some tremendous news recently for your corporate governance activities and your efforts in the Clinton Global Initiative to foster national infrastructure investment through the prudent investment of pension funds, including Teachers’ funds.  Please tell us about your funds, and how you began moving these agendas. RW:    What drives all [...]

22 06, 2015

Walking the Walk for Working Families

2015-06-22T16:44:40-07:00June 22nd, 2015|Categories: Pension Funding|Tags: |

As we fight our way back from the recession, it’s clear that our economy isn’t working for everyone. Too many are out of work or have to work multiple jobs to make ends meet. Too many don’t have the skills they need for the jobs available in their communities. Too many get the skills they need only to be saddled with crippling debtor faced with unaffordable housing. For too many, the American dream is out of reach. Meanwhile, the [...]

14 03, 2014

GTCR caught in teachers
union cross hairs over
Rauner campaign

2014-03-14T23:34:03-07:00March 14th, 2014|Categories: Defined Benefit Plans|Tags: , , |

The American Federation of Teachers released a second edition of its list of money managers that the union states “manage defined benefit plans” while simultaneously assisting or supporting organizations that “are attempting to eliminate these very same pension plans.” The report, “Ranking Asset Managers: A Retirement Security Report on Money Managers for Pension Fund Trustees — 2nd Edition,” lists 29 money management firms the union says have top executives who have “contributed to, or sit on the governing board [...]

13 03, 2014

Icahn, Aon, 27 Others Appear on Pension Enemy List

2014-03-13T22:02:13-07:00March 13th, 2014|Categories: Retirement|Tags: , , , |

The second edition of the American Federation of Teachers’ (AFT) asset manager “watch list” has five fewer firms named than the 2013 publication, which details firms that the union says have ties to anti-pension groups. That’s because the first list worked, according to the AFT. “Since the American Federation of Teachers released the first ‘Ranking Asset Managers’ report in April 2013, several Wall Street firms have cut ties with groups leading the attack on workers’ defined benefit pension plans,” the union [...]

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