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Retirees Join for Bigger Voice

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 retirees@oregonafscme.com .


Download: Membership card 2015.pdf,
Contact: Executive Board
Officers / Staff Info
Address: 6025 E. Burnside St.
Portland, OR 97215
Phone:
Fax:
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1-844-660-8445
Web Site:
http://www.oregonafscme.com/retirees
Email:
retirees@oregonafscme.com
075 Retirees
2015 Meeting Schedule

Feb 05, 2015 (16:13:25)
Oregon AFSCME Retirees Sub-Chapters 46 and 41 meet monthly in Portland and Eugene. The Chapter 75 Executive Board meets monthly, varying the location among Portland, Salem and Eugene.  All members are encouraged to attend sub-chapter meetings and are welcome at the executive board meetings. To see the schedule with dates and locatations click on the link below.

Download: 2015 Meeting schedule.pdf,
Senior Discounts Stretch Budget

Feb 10, 2015 (18:29:43)

AFSCME Retirees get two types of discounts! As AFSCME members they are entitled to AFSCME Advantage discounts, which can be accessed by clicking on the button on the right side of this page, labeled “Member Benefits.” The other type of discounts Retirees get are those given by stores and organizations to “senior citizens.”

Oregon AFSCME Retirees wants our members to be able to stretch their income to get the best buy out there. We are putting together a list of discounts for seniors that we hope you will find helpful.

To start us out, a member has sent us the following websites that list senior discounts.  Remember, sometimes website links don’t work, or the discount is no longer available. We’re not advocating any particular discount, just trying to point you to useful resources that you may decide is helpful to your budget.

Check out these websites for discounts:

http://frugalliving.about.com/od/frugalseniors/a/Senior_Discount.htm

http://seniordiscounts.com/SearchResults.aspx

http://www.sciddy.com/

Planning on visiting a national park this year? Consider a Senior Pass for America the Beautiful. Life time pass for $10, free admittance to National Parks.  Check out this website:

http://www.fs.fed.us/passespermits/senior.shtml

Are you looking for discounts on groceries?

Fred Meyer is loving the 55 and older crowd in 2015 with a 10% discount every first Tuesday of the month, plus 3 other bonus Tuesday’s in 2015. This can be combined with coupons and include these brands:

Private Brand Food, Private Brand Health & Beauty Products, Natural Choices Department, Cosmetics, Apparel, Shoes & Accessories, Home & Garden Including Toys, Sporting Goods & Auto,

Electronics, Fred Meyer Jewelers.

We’ll update this list as more members share their favorite discounts with us by emailing retirees@oregonafscme.com.

Watch Mary Botkin defend our PERS rights!

Jul 11, 2013 (16:07:58)
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Mar 24, 2012 (08:42:42)
  The Oregon PERS Board of Directors has approved a 2 percent benefit reduction plan as the method of recouping just over $156 million in overpayments from those workers who retired in the "window period" of April 2000 through April 2004. A final court order allowing PERS to proceed with the repayment plan was issued on March 14; the decision impacts about 28,000 retirees Read More...
Protest PERS Cuts

Sep 24, 2013 (13:20:22)

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!


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