KSNV NEWS 3 | Union pension plans under the microscope

Finding from TUA’s pension project on Las Vegas, Nevada, are featured in this story from KSNV News 3. To see video of the story, click on the image below.

LAS VEGAS (KSNV & MyNews3)– Unions see it as their right–others call public employee pensions a perk.

A conservative group telling News 3’s Mackenzie Warren promises are being made to union workers taxpayers can’t afford.

Taxpayers United of America is calling Nevada’s pension payment program downright unsustainable. The conservative grass roots group is on a nationwide tour.

TUA put out a list of the top pension earners from around the state and claims in southern Nevada among the top 500 lifetime estimated pensions exceed $4.1 million.

Rae Ann McNeilly of TUA says her group is proposing Nevada raise the retirement age and for employees to contribute more to their pensions.

Nick DiArchangel, with the SEIU, says that idea of reform is really just moving money around.

The top official of the public employees’ retirement system of nevada is calling the TUA’s numbers into question calling them downright scare tactics.

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