We need your help to move Senate Bill 452 / House Bill 773, the Correctional Officers Bill of Rights (COBR). The COBR hearings are completed, and we now need to ask the Baltimore County Delegation to call for a vote to support S.B.452/H.B.773, the Correctional Officers Bill of Rights:
The bill that slashes $100 million in state contributions to OUR PENSION FUND is being discussed in Annapolis afternoon.
We can stop the cuts and save our retirement, but only if we raise our voices as one to let our representatives know how we feel.
, 2/28/14, from (during your lunch break, and using your personal phone), call your Annapolis representatives to tell them toVOTE NO! on lowering state contributions to pensions and keep their original promise to state workers.
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In her latest column appearing in the New York Times, AFT President Randi Weingarten urges lawmakers to strengthen the rungs on America's ladder of opportunity.
That’s right. Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley has submitted a budget that calls for reducing the state’s contribution to the pension plan by $100 million dollars a year.
Two years ago, that state required you to increase your contribution to the employee pension fund. In return, the legislature promised to contribute $300 million per year to that fund. Now, Governor O’Malley is breaking that promise. There are several problems with the governor’s proposal:
We know that AFT members are heroes who are reclaiming the promise every day, and we want to hear about them!