Summary of 1% pension cost shift & 2017 Legislative Season

What CEA did for you this year:

At the end of the session, we restored most of the Education Cost Sharing (ECS – the state’s primary education grant to cities & towns) cuts, stopped the $400 million shift of retirement costs to local towns, defeated the collective bargaining attacks, and blocked the 2% teacher tax that went to the General Fund in the Republican budget.

We are not happy with the 1% increase that goes to the Teacher’s Retirement Fund, but our staff and members succeeded in defeating almost all of the major attacks on our schools and members.

Your membership funding made this possible.

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