Bio for John Adler
Retirement Security Campaign Director
Service Employees International Union
John Adler is in charge of SEIU’s retirement security campaign. He works with SEIU locals and state councils to address threats to the retirement security of its members, and to advocate for solutions to the retirement security crisis the United States faces because of the decline of pensions in the private sector.
Adler has spent 20 years with SEIU, first as an organizer with SEIU/1199 United Healthcare Workers East in New York, and since 2001 working on pension and retirement issues with the national union. He has a B.A. from Yale University, and lives with his wife and two children in Brooklyn, New York.
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A joint-and-survivor annuity is an annuity that pays a monthly benefit over the lives of the participant and his or her surviving spouse. This is the default form of benefit for married participants in most defined benefit pension plans. Because it lasts for the life of both the worker and the spouse, a joint-and-survivor annuity typically results in a lower monthly benefit payment than a single-life annuity.