Groups that represent
retirees and union workers are planning to form a "human chain" around the Federal Building
in Lincoln to protest possible Social Security benefit cuts.
Protesters plan to encircle the Robert Denney Federal
Building and U.S. Courthouse on Tuesday at 5 p.m. The gathering is
organized by the Nebraska Alliance for Retired Americans and the
Nebraska State AFL-CIO.
The group is protesting a change to the formula used to calculate cost of living for Social Security recipients that they say would result in smaller annual increases.
of the measure say the current formula is outdated and doesn't reflect actual
cost-of-living increases. Group members argue that a new proposed
measure, the chained Consumer Price Index, fails to account for large
health care costs for seniors and people with disabilities.