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Hispanic workers rely even more heavily on Social Security

National Council of La Raza: For 77 years, each generation has done its part to maintain our Social Security system—the foundation of our retirement security. In the past 30 years, Social Security has grown in importance as economic changes—such as the decline of labor unions and manufacturing jobs—have led to fewer companies offering retirement plans to workers, with American men being the hardest hit. Today, only a little over half of all workers have access to a private retirement plan at work, making our Social Security system more vital than ever. Latino workers rely even more heavily on Social Security, since only one-third have retirement benefits at work. Given the critical importance of our Social Security system to the vast majority of our nation’s workers, why are some politicians proposing to cut it? (Link to story)