Friday, October 19, 2012

RH Jones: Where were ORTA & OEA-R?

From RH Jones, October 19, 2012
To all retired teachers:
Please open OPERS News below and you will see how OPERS retired members are better represented and rewarded than our older retired STRS members. Notice that they still have spousal HC/Rx and had no changes in their pension COLA. The OPERS knows that their retired members are "grandfathered".
While we had only a handful of CORE members objecting to the STRS cuts. Is it no wonder we retired teachers came up short? We had no one else to fight to retain our grandfathered benefits. For the first time in the history of our STRS, even through the Great Depression of the 1930s, did we ever have a loss in any of our benefits? No, never!
I strongly agree with Kathie Bracy. If you will click on to her Blog, you will see why both ORTA and OEA-R failed their membership
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