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 401(k) plan is a retirement savings plan in which the benefit is based on contributions to an individual account and the investment return on those contributions. Typically, employees make contributions to the plan and, in many cases, employers match the employees' contributions. These plans are called defined contribution plans. In most 401(k) and other retirement savings plans, the employee is responsible for choosing among the investments offered by the plan. Other types of retirement savings plans are 403(b) and 457 plans.