Transit workers strike has Long Islanders thinking about pensions
With pensions being a key issue in discussions between the MTA and the Tranport Workers Union, many Long Islanders are wondering about the impact on their own pensions.
Many Long Islanders say the expectation of a pension is what enticed them to take government jobs. However, the increased costs of funding them has many worried that their providers will try and change pension benefits as the MTA did in negotiations.
Many rely on their pensions to pay for their houses and taxes after retirement. They say that a pension is an earned and necessary way to continue a life they have grown accustomed to.