A direct attack on the Railroad Retirement Pension program, contained in the Ryan Republican Budget, which passed the U.S. of Representatives, 228-191, last March, stated, “conform Tier 1 pensions to equal those of Social Security,” affecting all rail retirees, spouses and current rail employees, and which would drastically cut current pensions by up to half of current annuities, reduce disability benefits and totally abolish the 60/30 retirement program for all railroad employees.
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