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Union Members Protest Over Pensions At Statehouse

Members of unions representing retired school workers are taking action to make sure Ohio lawmakers don’t freeze or cut cost of living allowances in their pensions. 

About 200 members of the Ohio Association of Public School Employees marched at the Statehouse….….chanting….telling state lawmakers to keep their hands off pensions. A Republican backed bill would allow cuts to cost of living increases to those in the School Employees Retirement System, which includes cafeteria workers, secretaries and custodians. Reductions to or elimination of the cost of living adjustment in public pensions has been proposed as a way to save money and keep those pension plans solid.  Five years ago, lawmakers adopted a major pension overhaul plan that required employees to work longer and brought significant cuts to benefits. 

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