The Tier 6 pension reform proposed by the executive budget is bad news for all New Yorkers, wherever they work.
“This is about all workers and the security provided by defined-benefit pensions,” New York State AFL-CIO President Mario Cilento sums it up. “Government should set an example for what we aspire to be, not what we fear we may become. Far too many have already learned the hard way that a 401(k) is not enough.”
The labor federation launched a campaign this week. Follow this link to a full array of information about the truth of our state’s pension systems, various fliers featuring real people, articles and editorials.
Voicemails will fill up quickly, but until they do, you can try calling over the weekend. (877) 255-9417. Press 1 for the governor’s office. Press 2 gets you to the state operator. Press 3 will get you to the Assembly operator. It will help to know who your lawmaker is, if you don’t already.