For 24 years, Karen Bradley worked as a nurse at St. Clare's Hospital in Schenectady, N.Y. The pay wasn't great, she says, but it was a good hospital, the place where her father once worked as a pharmacist. Bradley thought that if she stayed she'd have a nice pension for retirement.
"I enjoyed what I did there and believed in the promises that were made about the pension," she says.
But a year ago, Bradley got a letter saying her pension was gone.
"Why is there nothing left? Who screwed up?" she wondered.