My mother was a teachers aid in Portland. My father worked for UPS as a feeder driver (18 wheel hub-2-hub trailering). Mom retired with PERS Tier 1 and dad retired with 47 years as a Teamster. Both are set for life. Their retirement accounts dwarf anything people currently working in those jobs will get. The stupidity of the 70s is the primary reason most school systems are struggling. PERS pension payments are the main state expense.
I'll easily be a millionaire when I retire, but I'll not get anything like the pension the baby-boomers are currently drawing.