Older civil servant workers in America are worried. Sure they have steady jobs - as firefighters, public school teachers, and police officers - still, sadly, they can no longer count on one of the most basic financial safety nets they have worked very hard to establish - the pension plan. Many pension plans are in trouble because there is no longer enough money to cover them. These people are assured of a pension once they retire so that their retirement and their old age are comfortable. But now, the future of pension plans in states across America is up in the air.