ATRs, the unrepresented -- no elected representatives in the UFT

"The right of voting for representatives is the primary right by which other rights are protected.
"To take away this right is to reduce a man to slavery, for slavery consists in being subject to the will of another."
Thomas Paine, First Principles of Government


WE ARE ALL ATRs

WE ARE ALL ATRs

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Your future if Scrooge Asher and Farina get their way and terminate you

In your 50s, 60s, 70s, or even 80s: living out of an RV, or a car, going from seasonal job to seasonable job, as the nomafic working elderly.

Jessica Bruder three years ago wrote a breakthrough piece in 'Harper's' on the difficult life of older people with no pensions, formerly middle class, they were out of their luck.

Play your cards write and fight unjust treatment and unfair observations.

A journalist spoke at length with her about her new book, 'Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-first Century.'

It's an important and sobering wake-up call about how weak out country's private pension system is.

Yes, be thankful you will have a pension --or so it looks now. Those with 401K's were conned, as scholar Teresa Ghilarducci has discussed.

The 401(k) … is one of the only products that Americans buy that they don’t know the price of it. It’s also one of the products that Americans buy that they don’t even know its quality or know how to judge its quality.