If you’ve wondered whether contacting legislators or providing testimony or attending legislative sessions was important—then yesterday’s Senate Appropriations Retirement Subcommittee decision to work on a substitute for SB 1040 is proof that your actions make a difference.
The Senate Appropriations Retirement Subcommittee heard six hours of testimony yesterday on SB 1040from a variety of people—current school employees, retired teachers, community college employees, a student teacher, and a concerned parent.
This Wednesday, the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Retirement is holding a hearing on Senate Bill 1040. We need your help to make sure the voice of school employees and retirees are heard!SB 1040 is the most sweeping attack on school employee retirement benefits in history. It breaks promises made to both current and active retirees. At the same time, it discourages the best and the brightest from ever entering the profession.
This Wednesday, the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Retirement is holding a hearing on Senate Bill 1040 -- and we need your help to make sure the voice of school employees and retirees are heard!
SB 1040, the recent legislative assault on the public school employees' retirement and pension benefits, has generated many member questions and concerns. To help answer them, MEA has prepared an analysis of SB 1040, in addition to the talking points already sent out.
The latest legislative assault on retirement was launched on Thursday in the form of Senate Bill 1040. The bill makes sweeping changes to limit the pension benefits received by employees while increasing the out-of-pocket costs for both active and retired members.