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Retirees storm Athens Commission meeting over changes to health benefits

Get rid of Denson.

posted @ Thursday, August 8, 2013 - 16:41

Retirees storm Athens Commission meeting over changes to health benefits

@mpd0.59:

[quote][b]mpd0.59[/b] - @Abc: You are right on it. The private sector has been cutting retiree benefits and has mostly replaced defined benefit plans with defined contribution plans. Why should the public sector be immune?
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It would be fine to change the benefit plans for NEW hires moving forward, but these people worked their carerrs under a contract that stipulated benefits for them at retirement - they engaged with an agreement with the county and for their part they stayed and were loyal employees because of that agreement. Nnow the county has do do what they promised.

posted @ Thursday, August 8, 2013 - 16:39

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