Oregon AFSCME Retirees invites all retirees from AFSCME represented agencies, to join us. Classified and management retirees are eligible to join. A career in public service is something to be proud of . It means the right to a secure and dignified retirement.
Public employees, their pensions and healthcare are under attack from those who would strip us of our hard earned and contractual benefits. The best way to defend our benefits is to join together to make our voices heard by the politicians.
Membership in Oregon AFSCME Retirees is a good way to maintain ties with former co-workers, stay updated on PERS, health care, Medicare, Social Security and other retirement issues. In addition, you'll be eligible for a variety of "AFSCME Advantage" benefits, including legal service discounts, a health savings plan and auto service and rental discounts, and AFSCME Advantage MasterCard (low interest rates, no annual fee).
To join the Retirees, download, print and fill out the application below, then send it to Oregon AFSCME Retirees, 1400 Tandem Ave. NE, Salem, Or 97301.
If you don't have a printer, just request a membership card by sending email to firstname.lastname@example.org .
For 2014, the Retiree Chapter 75 Executive Board will be having monthly meetings in alternating locations: the Porland AFSCME office at 6025 E Burnside, and the Salem AFSCME office at 1400 Tandem Ave NE. In March we will meet in the Eugene office at 688 Charnelton. The entire schdule can be viewed by clicking the link below.
All members are welcome to attend these meetings.
Do you know about the plan to cut our benefits?
The Governor announced a Special Session for Monday, September 30th, to do several things. The most important is cutting our PERS Benefits.
1. Cut Cola benefits for current and future retirees from the current 2% per year to 1.25 percent on the first $60,000 in annual PERS payments and 0.15 percent on additional payments.
A lot of us who are retired can’t afford to have our benefits reduced from what we were promised when we retired. Besides the 2% COLA every year barely keeps up.
We are going to join together on the September, 30 in the Rotunda of the State Capitol at 9 am just to show the Governor and Legislators that we are not happy about this plan to take money from retirees and use it to fund other public services.
Your personal support is very important. Please plan to join us on the 30th to let the legislature know that it is unfair to cut our PERS benefits!
The Oregon AFSCME Retirees held their biennial convention in April, elected new officers and passed a dues resolution. Read about it by clicking this link: http://oregonafscme.com/index.cfm?zone=/unionactive/view_article.cfm&HomeID=279117 .
Oregon AFSCME Director Ken Allen defended members' PERS rights when he spoke to the Oregonian's editorial board. Read the article by clicking this link: oregonafscme.com/index.cfm
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