Public Pension Reforms


The top state advocacy priority of the Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce is to adopt meaningful state and municipal public pension reforms. We believe reforms are needed in order to maintain economic competitiveness of the state and the sustainability of our communities.

Specifically, we are working closely with our partners across the state, the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, and are working to ensure the following principles are included in any final reform measure:

  1. It addresses the ever increasing underfunded pension liability.
  2. It provides cost predictability.
  3. It shares risk, and
  4. It increases the overall funding certainty for state, municipal and school district employees.

On municipal pension reform, we are working through a statewide coalition, The Coalition for Sustainable Communities, which is made up of dozens of chambers of commerce and local government associations from across the state.

Visit Coalition for Sustainable Communities to learn more

View Recent Communications on State & Municipal Public Pension Reform