LRTA News

August 1, 2018

Pew Research Center Reports on Older Adults and Technology Use

Aaron Smith with the Pew Research Center evaluates newly released data about America’s seniors and their transition into digital life. Click the link below to read […]
July 26, 2018

LRTA Participates in Webinar

THE STAFF LEARNED NEW STRATEGIES AND SKILLS THAT WILL HELP IMMENSELY DURING FUTURE LOUISIANA LEGISLATIVE SESSIONS. On Monday July 23, the LRTA staff participated in the […]
July 6, 2018

The big myth about America’s pension crisis

Lydia DePillis, an economy reporter for CNNMoney, debunks common misconceptions about public pensions. This article also includes a graphic of public pension funds in each state […]
June 27, 2018

Tax deal gives Louisiana something new: Financial stability

By MELINDA DESLATTE BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana lawmakers not only passed a tax deal to avert immediate and deep budget cuts, they backed an […]
June 20, 2018

Should you be worried about Social Security and Medicare?

By: Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar  WASHINGTON (AP) — An unexpected weakening in the finances of Social Security and Medicare has raised concern about the bedrock programs for the […]
May 16, 2018

USA TODAY- Teacher benefits: Do they make up for low pay?

USA Today, a national news organization, evaluates the value of teachers’ benefits in this article.  https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/nation-now/2018/05/16/teachers-pay-benefits-pensions-social-security-insurance/608375002/
May 14, 2018

A constitutional convention won’t solve budget problems | Opinion

Louisiana Tech University math teacher Carol DeVille shares her thoughts about a constitutional convention in this op ed article.  http://www.nola.com/opinions/index.ssf/2018/05/anti_constitutional_convention.html
May 8, 2018

State Rep. Jay Morris letter: What are constitutional convention proponents really after?

State representative Jay Morris discusses key issues with a constitutional convention in this article published by Baton Rouge news outlet The Advocate. Full text here:  http://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/opinion/letters/article_73d654d2-4e29-11e8-980f-9f1ad9b3dfa0.html
April 30, 2018

Reworked Pension for Future Louisiana State Workers Shelved

Melinda Deslatte, a reporter for the Associated Press, published an article that discusses a bill that would have impacted pension plans for state workers.  https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/louisiana/articles/2018-04-23/reworked-pension-for-future-louisiana-state-workers-shelved
April 26, 2018

2018 Spring Meeting on the News

Check out these news stories about the LRTA Spring Meeting! Thank you to the local media in Alexandria for working with us and our members.  http://www.kalb.com/video?vid=480576871 […]
April 12, 2018

New Analysis Suggests Public Pension Cuts Hurt State and Local Governments’ Ability to Recruit Workers

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 11, 2018 – A new research brief that explores the impacts of public pension reform from 2005 to 2014 suggests that cuts to […]
April 6, 2018

Louisiana Retired Teachers Association Says Aloha to Alexandria for Spring Meeting

January 29, 2018

Pensions Are Critical Tool For Recruiting, Retaining Teachers, Offer Best Path To Retirement

Findings Debunk Inaccurate & Misleading Assertions about Teacher Pensions WASHINGTON, D.C., October 26, 2017 –  A new report finds that defined benefit (DB) teacher pension plans work […]
January 29, 2018

Win-Win: Pensions Efficiently Serve American Schools and Teachers

A new report finds that defined benefit (DB) teacher pension plans work for both schools and teachers, and that there are important policy reasons to continue […]
September 26, 2017

NEWS: Pensions Improve Education Quality, Reduce Teacher Turnover

A new research brief analyzing the effectiveness of pensions on teacher retention and productivity finds that pensions play a critical role in recruiting and retaining highly productive teachers.
April 3, 2017

New Report Finds Strong Support for Teacher Pensions

New Report Finds Strong Support for Teacher Pensions Good news for retired teachers! A new report from the National Institute on Retirement Security (NIRS) finds strong […]
March 8, 2017

The March is On: Repealing the WEP Still On the Horizon – TRTA

The March is On: Repealing the WEP Still On the Horizon Texas Retired Teachers Association (TRTA) leaders visited Washington, D.C. last week to meet with Texas […]
March 3, 2017

Arnold Foundation Funds Flawed Analysis of Teacher Pensions Says NCPERS

Arnold Foundation Funds Flawed Analysis of Teacher Pensions Says NCPERS Facts Take Back Seat to Ideology in Misinformation Campaign The National Conference on Public Employee Retirement […]
September 29, 2016

STRSEA First Meeting of School Year

St. Tammany Retired School Employees Association held its first meeting of the new school year in early September. Celebrating the return of “Back to School,” all attendees […]
July 19, 2016

Understanding the Retirement Dilemma

Defined Benefit retirement plans are under attack nationwide. Click here to see a pdf of a Power Point developed by LRTA Director Rodney Watson to explain […]
July 19, 2016

Member Spotlight

Louisiana’s New Executive Director Takes Action to Engage Members, Educate Stakeholders and Win Legislative Battles Just one year ago, Rodney Watson joined the Louisiana Retired Teachers […]