Wednesday, June 16, 2021

RPEC News

State Retirees to Lawmakers: We ‘Heart’ Our Pension Plan

OLYMPIA, Wash. – State government workers say their retirement security is at stake with legislation in the Washington Senate. It would create a new type of 401(k) plan for new hires at state agencies – when the workers contend the state pension system works well and no new plan is needed. Current retirees kicked into high gear this week, contacting …

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Congress Passes 2014 Spending Bill that Helps Low Income Vulnerable Seniors

January 17 – Congress passed a $1.1 trillion spending bill that contains $3.42 billion for LIHEAP (​Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program). The total represents an increase of $169 million from what the program received in 2013. The bill now moves to President Obama, who is expected to sign it. The $3.42 billion in LIHEAP funding is close to the $3.5 billion the …

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We Are AFSCME: This Retiree Stands Up for Retirement Security

From AFSCME.org (DECEMBER 16, 2013) A member of Retired Public Employees Council of Washington, Chapter 10, Mary Marbles is one of the many activists who make AFSCME a powerful voice for retirees across the country. We recently asked her to share her thoughts with us about being an AFSCME member. Read more here.

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