Pension-slashing bills loom. Calls needed now!
A bill slashing public-employee pensions -- Senate Bill 1673 -- is poised for a vote on the floor of the House at any time. A vote of the full Senate could immediately follow.
Call your legislators NOW!
Click here or dial 888-412-6570.
Tell them to OPPOSE SB 1673 and any pension legislation not supported by our union coalition.
Public employees and their supporters have come to the Capitol, rallied at legislative offices and written tens of thousands of messages to their senators and representatives. And our union coalition leaders met for weeks with legislative leaders and the governor’s staff, offering solutions that would ensure the solvency of the pension funds.
But now legislative leaders are running bills -- including S.B. 1673 and others -- that contain harsh and unconstitutional cuts to the modest benefits earned by public employees and relied on by retirees.
The bills would cut the cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) of both current and retired teachers, state employees and university employees -- that is, all participants in the TRS, SERS and SURS.
These bills could be voted on in a matter of hours, recklessly denying the opportunity for full discussion and careful deliberation of its consequences.
We have to keep the pressure on rank-and-file legislators to stand up to their leaders and refuse to vote for any of these unfair and unconstitutional bills.
Dial 888-412-6570 or click to call here.
Tell them to OPPOSE SB 1673 and any pension bills not supported by our union coalition.
If you called before, call again. Make two calls -- one to your representative and one to your senator. Then get your co-workers, friends and family to call, too. Share this action alert by email, on Facebook and Twitter. We all need to spread the word and make our voices heard.