The following map shows legal protections for public employee pensions in each state. Pension protections for past and future benefits vary from state to state; click a state for details.
Courts struck down pension cuts twice in the last two weeks, setting the stage for potentially more drastic measures.
The food service workers at the Capitol and Pentagon, joined by workers at the National Air and Space Museum and the National Zoo as well as Union Station, will strike for a day to protest wages and working conditions.
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