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Governor Announces Historic Pension Rollbacks

Agreement with Legislature Imposes Lower Tier for New Hires, Pension Salary Cap, Phased-in Mandatory Cost Sharing

At a news conference in Los Angeles, Gov. Jerry Brown announced an agreement that will take public employee retirement security back to the Reagan years.

The plan – hashed out with legislative leaders behind closed doors – imposes a range of rollbacks, all without the benefit of collective bargaining.

  • New lower tier for almost all employees – local, state, teachers, the works. Public safety retirement would top out at 2.7% at 57;
  • A cap on pensionable income -- $110,000 for those who pay Social Security; $130,000 for those who don’t.
  • Mandatory cost sharing immediately, for all new employees, and by 2018, for current employees;
  • Three-year final compensation averaging;
  • Limits on pensionable compensation, airtime purchases, pension holidays and retroactivity.

You can read the governor’s media release HERE.

CPF President Lou Paulson had the following statement on the governor's announcement:

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California Proposition 32: Special Exemptions Act - the so called "Stop Special Interests Now Act"

Prop 32, the so-called “Stop Special Interest Money Now Act”The fight to defeat the latest attack on firefighters and other working families is in full swing, and the stakes were never higher.

This week, a San Francisco Chronicle analysis revealed the truth about Proposition 32 — it provides Special Exemptions that protect the super rich but deal a "devastating blow" to labor and working families.

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Local 1775 Annual Barbecue: August 4, 2012. RSVP Today!

Local 1775 would like to invite you and your family to our annual UNION BBQ!  We'll have a Dalmatian themed jump-house for the kids, and plenty of food and drink for everyone.

When: August 4, 2012 12-4 pm

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Local 1775 Annual Barbecue: August 4, 2012. RSVP Today!

Local 1775 would like to invite you and your family to our annual UNION BBQ!  We'll have a Dalmatian themed jump-house for the kids, and plenty of food and drink for everyone.

When: August 4, 2012 12-4 pm

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A Fight We Can't Afford To Lose

In 2012, firefighters and other workers are under attack - and everything is at risk!  Your salary, your benefits, your retirement, your safety, staffing, equipment.  Everything.

This November, the big-money special interests will try to steal our voice so they can steal everything else. Their weapon: a ballot initiative we call Paycheck Deception.

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