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Old 03-30-2018, 05:59 AM
 
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School is out today due to "sickness." In KY, public employees are not allowed to strike so this is a silent protest. Here's what happened last night for those not in KY; current teachers have basically no guarantee of retirement benefits:

1) Pension reform was stuck in SB151Ėliterally a sewage bill
2.) It was taken out of committee without the legally required actuarial analysis
3.)The 291 page bill was taken to a vote with NO ONE having read it.
4.) It went to a vote with no debate.
5.) It breaks the inviolable contract because by removing new teachers from the pension system, there will be no money for current teachers' retirement
6.) Teachers in KY CANNOT collect social security, nor their spouses', due to a Regan Era law from when pension funds had surpluses.
7.) We pre-pay our retirement, retiree health care, and cost of living adjustments with approx 13% of our paychecks.
8.) The legislators have consistently used the pension fund to as a slush fund for state projects like the opioid crisis response. Great program. There went my retirement. Maybe I can recoup some of my money by becoming addicted.
9.) The retirement program was in its way to being fully funded IF the legislation stopped robbing it.
10.) This has been an on going fight as the State has not upheld their requirement to fund pensions for over 20 years.

Here's a news article about the silent protest: 20+ of the 120 counties participated.

https://www.courier-journal.com/stor...now/472303002/

I'm not a KY public school teacher (I'm a SAHM now) but I son attends a KY public school - so we're standing with you!


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I support you in Kentucky.
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Stay strong Kentucky teachers.
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Best of luck Kentucky teachers! It is great news to see so many teachers stand up for themselves
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Iím so very sorry the state of Kentucky has betrayed their teachers. They have been silently attacked when the spotlight of publicity was withdrawn. Stay strong, teachers.


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Why is it okay to treat teachers so badly?!?

I support you, Kentucky teachers.
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Iím on the other side of the world, but you have my support.
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I teach in Louisiana, but I support KY teachers, also

Oklahoma teachers are planning a walkout, too.

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Kentucky! I love the power of numbers for a just cause!
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We are teaching the next generations but only get paid very little. I love teaching but also want to be able to live on my salary!


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I'm cheering for KY and I hope OK also gets what they need and deserve.

TX are you listening?
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Old 04-09-2018, 05:07 PM
 
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Support from WV. It was hard, it is illegal to strike here as well.

What a mess Kentucky teachers are stuck in, it sounds like the government is completely inept, and teachers are paying the price.
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Dear PCSLackey: Yes the Reagan era Social Security Heist punishing teachers, policemen and firefighters is an outrageous theft of our money. You can help fight it by signing a petition to pass the HR141 written in January of this year. Go to:

edadvocacy.nea.org

click on: "Take Action" THEN scroll down to "RETIREMENT SECURITY" and see under that

"Cosponsor and support the Social Security Fairness Act of 2019 (HR141). It will bring up a form to fill in your information and when you submit that, you'll see the petition written by the National Education Association that will go to the Ways and Means Committee. There's a decent chance that, with enough signatures we can pressure them to pass it and stop robbing us of our SS benefits and security in our old age!!

Please do it as soon as possible as i think there's a deadline for the petition to be submitted and we want to get as many signatures as possible. Thanks!
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