Indigenous peoples in the United States and across the world face elevated life risks – including serious illness, disability, early death, and loss of own or a spouse’s job or income. They also face high barriers in accessing social insurance and other safety net programs to protect them from these risks. As U.S. policy makers consider changes to core programs – Unemployment Insurance (UI), Social Security, Medicare,
Jonathan B. Forman, an Academy Member since 1998, passed away this week. Professor Forman was the Kenneth E. McAfee Centennial Chair in Law at the University of Oklahoma, where he taught courses on tax and pension law. Professor Forman was the Founding Co-Chair of the Alliance for Retirement Income’s Retirement
Academy Member Richard Trumka, President of the AFL-CIO, passed away this week. When elected as Secretary-Treasurer of the AFL-CIO in 1995, he was President of the United Mine Workers of America. He became AFL-CIO President in 2009. Richard Trumka was a member of President Clinton’s Bipartisan Commission on Entitlement and
As congressional leaders continue to negotiate economic recovery legislation to “build back better” in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Academy’s new fact sheet on Supplemental Security Income (SSI) provides a quick look at the many ways this critical but long-forgotten part of our Social Security system has withered
Prior to the racial violence of 2020, and the nationwide multiracial and multigenerational outcries for justice that ensued, many Americans were not aware of the significance of June 19, 1865, in our nation’s history, or the corresponding holiday known as Juneteenth. Legal historian Annette Gordon-Reed examines the history of June
May is Older Americans Month, and as President Biden stated in his May 3rd proclamation: “During Older Americans Month, we celebrate older Americans and the key role they play in sharing the wisdom and experience that inform today’s decisions and actions, and fostering the connection and engagement that build strong,
The Report of the National Commission on State Workmen’s Compensation Laws celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2022. Workers’ Compensation (WC) practitioners and scholars are planning an event in commemoration of this fiftieth anniversary, a milestone that is particularly notable given the new issues raised regarding WC by the COVID-19 pandemic.