We have gotten word from a reliable source the commissioners are trying to tap into the county pension and reduce all pensions (retired and current employees) to balance the out of hand county budget. This information comes directly from a commissioner.
People, this is very serious, disturbing news. It will effect each and everyone of us, including our friends at the fire department. It is going to take the effort of each and every current employee and retiree to stop this. We simply cannot allow this to happen. Period.
To all you vested officers, who have worked hard and long, trying to whittle out a career, even while be attacked and abused by the commission. What will lay at the end of our career? Will there be any type of pension waiting for us?
Can you imagine doing your 30 years with defined benefits and having that number reduced? Our retirees are already under attack. For the retirees that are 65 years old and over, their health insurance premiums are being increased by 6%. No one can remember when the last time they had a cost of living adjustment was, and it sure as hell wasn't 6%.
We have to ban together and stop this in its tracks or our pension will cease to exist.
The next pension board meeting is November 3, 2011 at 9:30 AM. We need you to attend. We need all the retirees to attend, not just public safety, but all county retirees. We need to show force by numbers.
We are asking Jeff Wiggs of the F.O.P., what are the plans of the F.O.P.? Will there be any leadership on this?
Here is the link to all the pension board members email addresses. Voice your out rage to each and everyone on them. Sign your name. We need to be heard.
Remember, November 3, 2011 at 9:30 AM