After a lifetime of work, everyone deserves a dignified retirement. But our retirement system leaves a majority of New York workers without access to an employer-sponsored retirement account. Worse, some groups are more vulnerable than others and are at an even greater risk of falling into poverty as they retire.
The evening began with a 5 pm reception with refreshments before the panel discussion. At 6 pm, ReLab’s economists presented new data describing New Yorkers’ retirement savings level by race, class, and income. The presentation was followed by a panel discussion on possible solutions with elected officials, policy experts, advocates, and local community leaders.
The panel discussion featured:
Asian American Federation Director Jo-Ann Yoo
NYC Central Labor Council President Vincent Alvarez
New Economy Project Deputy Director Alexis Iwanisziw
Moderator: Helaine Olen, author and Washington Post columnist
Thank you for joining us in paving the road to an inclusive solution to New York’s retirement crisis.