should city workers' pension contribution be increased?

No, they deserve to live higher than the rest of us. They are public servants
11% (4 votes)
Yes, we pay 7% into SS . They can too.
32% (12 votes)
Toss their pension. Put them into Social Security like the Post Office already did for their workers
57% (21 votes)
Total votes: 37
No votes yet

...under FERS. Those who are under FERS have the option of putting funds into the Thrift Savings Plan, and the government provides matching funds, http://www.tsp.gov/features/chapter04.html. This is somewhat better than just Social Security. The original link, which I cannot get to show, shows that the governments will match up to 5% up your paycheck for a total of 10% going to your savings every pay period.

Old South End Broadway

Larry, you're under the old CSRS I think. This new SS started in '84.

New hires are already being put into SS, only the long-time workers are still in PERS.

Given enough time, the problem will die off. . .

Hooda Thunkit

...while FERS has a basis in Social Security, and the government also puts an additional 1% in a savings program that an employee can chose to match or not. Under CSRS I could put in a smaller amount that the government would match. I did that my last 15 years. This link, http://www.govexec.com/dailyfed/0306/033106rp.htm, shows one fellow's computations for retirement.

Old South End Broadway