Teachers, Police, Firefighters, Military, Government City/State and Nursing. What do they all have in common? Early Retirement Benefits!
Whoopsies...all except for nursing.
Whatsup with THAT....
The people you mentioned all have great benefits because they are public employees and taxpayers foot the bill. Not all unionized employees receive pensions, ie. private industry employees. My husband is an airline pilot, unionized - no pension. We save/invest on our own. His union negotiates work rules, hourly pay, rest periods, etc. It depends on the industry and whether it is in the public/private sector. Personally, I have an issue with government employees being unionized, but I'll save that for another day.
Last edit by Violach on Mar 7, '13
: Reason: tired. kids keeping me up all night. can't type correctly.