Friday, May 24, 2024

RPEC in the News

Retired public employees, educators join forces in Olympia

From The Stand: Retired public employees, educators join forces in Olympia By DEREK VANSPOOR OLYMPIA (Feb. 9, 2023) — On a brisk Monday morning, public sector retirees from the Retired Public Employees Council of WA (RPEC) and the Washington Education Association – Retired (WEA-Retired) joined forces in-person for the first time since 2020 to swarm the Capitol campus in a show …

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Thousands of WA state retirees keep insurance option after hundreds protest at meeting

From The Olympian: BY SHAUNA SOWERSBY UPDATED JULY 06, 2022 7:14 AM Click here for article at The Olympian Thousands of WA state retirees will keep insurance coverage after hundreds protest PEBB meeting About 53,000 Washington state retirees were close to losing healthcare benefits, until hundreds of members sent emails and protested against a proposal by the Public Employees Benefits …

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Washington state retirees win pension COLA increases through persistence

From the AFSCME Blog: It took persistence, but retirees in Washington state will soon see a 3% cost-of-living (COLA) increase. The increase will benefit those enrolled in the Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS) Plan 1 and largely resulted from members of Retired Public Employee Council of Washington (RPEC), AFSCME Chapter 10 calling, writing and holding virtual lobby sessions with their legislators. Although AFSCME retirees’ …

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