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Tell Legislators: Fix our Broken Retirement System

NEA-Alaska has momentum and allies in the legislature to finally get a bill to restore a defined benefit retirement option across the finish line. But, we can't do it without you.
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NEA-Alaska has been leading the fight to restore a defined benefit retirement option for all public employees since 2006. Here's why:

  • Alaska's retirement system is broken. A 2019 analysis but the State of Alaska's Chief Investment Officer showed that after a 30-year career in teaching, only 31% of teachers would have sufficient assets to last 30 years into retirement. 

  • Many Alaska public education employees do not receive Social Security meaning that they could become entirely destitute in their retirement. 

  • Alaska has among the worst educator turnover in the country, with 22% turnover for teachers and 25% for principals and superintendents. 

  • High educator turnover costs the State of Alaska up to $20 million dollars per year - according to a 2017 ISER study.

Thank you for taking the time to contact your legislators today.