A retirement plan run by The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles is more than $25 million underfunded, according to financial statements filed in October. The statements say the pension fund, which holds savings for more than 2,000 employees working for eight different...
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Responding to petitions signed by hundreds of their members, the California State Teachers Retirement System (CalSTRS) and the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) — the state’s two largest pension plans — have become enmeshed in the battle to persuade American...
April 19, 2012 | 10:13 am
The Chicago City Council urged the city’s largest employee pension fund to divest from Iran.
The council unanimously approved a non-binding resolution this week that encouraged the Municipal Employees Annuity and Benefit Fund of Chicago to divest from companies doing business with...
February 7, 2012 | 11:43 am
The International Court of Justice in The Hague has overturned an Italian ruling that would have forced Germany to pay a pension to an Italian former slave laborer for the Nazis.
The court affirmed international law, which allows citizens to sue their own governments but prevents...
July 21, 2009 | 6:17 pm
I’ve been incredibly frustrated reading about the turmoil in Iran and feeling that all I can really do about it is watch more Anderson Cooper.
President Barack Obama himself had a hard time calibrating his response to the uprising following June’s rigged election returns, which...
October 15, 2008 | 7:23 pm
Many millions of dollars are being spent in both current presidential campaigns emphasizing personal qualities over clarifying the candidates’ stands on the issues. Now seniors take their politics seriously: While the 65-and-older demographic comprises only 12 percent of the nation’s...
September 8, 2007 | 8:00 pmFor Aviva G., the significance of last week's announcement that more Holocaust survivors like her will be eligible for pension payments from the German government was not about the money. It was about principle and the notion that a certain degree of justice may now be done.
Briefs: Delshad to Beverly Hills: Just say 'no' to investment in Iran; Survivors still fighting Germany for reparations
July 19, 2007 | 8:00 pmDelshad Plans Iran Divestment for Beverly Hills
Beverly Hills Mayor Jimmy Delshad announced plans last Friday to introduce a city measure later this month that will require city employee pension funds to divest several million dollars in investments with companies doing business with...
December 1, 2005 | 7:00 pm
A 100-year-old Jewish woman, whose closest relatives are dead, lives in a one-room walk-up apartment in the former Soviet republic of Moldova that she hasn't walked out of in four years.
The thought of Klara Kogan, who exists on a paltry government pension, haunts Steven Schwager,...
January 6, 2005 | 7:00 pm
Hate Crimes Down; Jews Still Target
The number of reported hate crimes in Los Angeles County was lower in 2003 than 2002, and while that decrease is part of a 12-year decline, Jews remain a highly visible, often-targeted religious group.
The Los Angeles County Commission on Human...
July 29, 2004 | 8:00 pm
Faced with a pension shortfall of $20 million, the organized Jewish community's largest philanthropy finds itself forced to divert millions of donor dollars to employee retirement benefits, rather than to needed social services.
To cover the underfunded pension, The Jewish...
February 1, 2001 | 7:00 pm
After last-minute negotiating, Austria, the United States and Jewish groups signed an agreement two weeks ago under which Austria agreed to pay $210 million, plus about $20 million in interest, to cover victims' property claims and unpaid insurance polices. The government also will...