Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

Robert M. Mill Lecture Series

Obligation vs. the Affordability of Public Pensions—Understanding the Challenges
A discussion of the impacts on labor, management and taxpayers regarding the present and
future funding of public pensions in Pennsylvania.

Join us Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) Allegheny Campus in the Foerster Student Service Center Auditorium. Reception to follow.

The series is free of charge. Reservations are required by Monday, April 7, 2014. CEUs are available. For more information or to register, contact 412.788.7350 or Free parking is available in the Faculty/Staff and Monument Hill lots.

Featured speakers include Brian K. Jensen, PhD, Senior Vice President, Allegheny Conference on Community Development & Executive Director, Pennsylvania Economy League of Greater Pittsburgh; and Michael J. Crossey, President, Pennsylvania State Education Association.

The topic will address the obligation versus the affordability of public pensions in Pennsylvania. The issue associated with this topic is the impact on labor, management and the taxpayers regarding both present and future funding of these pensions. What can be learned from understanding the challenges of this issue in order to be able to strike a favorable balance?

Some of the topics speakers will address while sharing their unique and qualified experiences are:

  • The distinction between public and private pensions
  • Understanding the concept of unfunded liability of pensions
  • The legal framework for protecting pensions of public employees
  • Suggested reforms of public pension systems that ensure financial stability for employees and government identities.

Watch for upcoming events.

  • Co-operative Workplace Organizations–The Mondragon Example
  • Privatization


About the Robert M. Mill Lecture Series

Pittsburgh Labor & Management Past & Future: A Labor-Management Discussion embodies a series of two to three-hour interactive sessions designed to enhance the understanding and recognition of the large role labor unions and labor relations have played in forming our great region.

Recognizing Robert M. Mill (’73 & ’98), a champion of the benefits of accessible education and an ardent supporter of union needs, the Robert M. Mill Lecture Series sets the stage for open communication between all who will benefit from a future of positive labor-management relations and economic development in western Pennsylvania. Mill has received multiple college awards, including being named a 1998 CCAC Lifetime Legend and, with wife Candace, being recognized as 2009 CCAC Distinguished Alumni and Friends.