Monday, December 11, 2017
Looming pension shortfalls to complicate next shutdown fight
Key Democrats want a government funding bill to maintain the solvency of pension plans for hundreds of thousands of workers.
By ELANA SCHOR
12/11/2017 07:34 PM EST
The next potential sleeper cause of a government shutdown? Pensions.
Congress barely averted a shutdown last year amid a fight over miners’ health care. Now the looming collapse of pension plans for the miners — as well as thousands of Teamster truck drivers and food service workers — is fueling another, even more expensive, round of brinkmanship. Read more...