Richard Fiesta, executive director of the Alliance for Retired Americans spoke with America’s Work Force on Oct 18 about senior citizens on social security and their cost of living adjustment.
Rich Fiesta talked about the 1.6 percent cost of living adjustment (COLA) that senior citizens on social security are receiving. The purpose of the 1.6 percent COLA is to help make prescription drugs more affordable for senior citizens, but while it is a step in the right direction, it is not enough to help them cover the cost of their medications. Fiesta said that something needs to be done to make prescription drug prices more affordable for these senior citizens who are depending on their meds to stay healthy. He also talked about House Resolution 3 and how it will be doing away with prohibitions and make negotiations for the most common and expensive prescription drugs mandatory.
Jeff Stauffer with the American Legion spoke with AWF on Oct. 18 about the November edition of the American Legion magazine. This year, the American Legion turns 100 years old, and Stauffer talked about some of the important events that happened over the last 100 years of publication. One of the stories he told was about the Letters from 1969 where a person in the military wrote letters for a time capsule talking about the importance of space travel and the advantages it would grant the United States.
AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc talked about a Hard Rock Hotel a non-union contractor, called Citadel, and the dangers of having them work on the project. He said that it is a non-union contractor with non-licensed, undocumented workers and they are misclassifying their employees.