Tuesday, May 15, 2012

ORTA and OEA-R are not speaking for us, so they must be against us

From RH Jones, May 15, 2012
Subject: RHJones on: Fw: Unlike ORTA and the OEA, the Troopers look out for their retirees' COLA
Please read John's message. The Ohio Retired Teacher's Association (ORTA), nor Ohio Education Association - Retired (OEA-R) are not fighting for retired teachers' present benefits. This will hurt the membership count in these two retired teacher Associations. How do the officials of both these groups get by without fulfilling their pledge to protect retired teachers benefits? They appear to not care, and that puts us in danger of losing benefits -- a pushover in negotiating for us. This makes it easy for those STRS officials, who wrongly desire to make retired teachers out to be the cause of not meeting the 30-year amortization goal.
We ORTA & OEA-R members should not have to constantly try to get them moving to protect our pension! For once, the ORTA & OEA-R leadership should get themselves moving. They are not speaking for us, so they must be against us.
Larry KehresMount Union Collge
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