Urgent Legislative Update

Via POAM Legislative Director, Kenneth E. Grabowski

The Michigan legislature continues to look at legislative changes to Other Post-Employment Benefits (OPEB) and pension benefits for public safety and municipal employees. The POAM team has been actively involved at the State Capitol fighting on your behalf.

At this point, NO legislation has been introduced. However, we are anticipating bills being introduce as early as the last week of November. Some of the changes we believe are coming include significant attacks on our ability to collectively bargain and to maintain the retirement benefits you have earned.

Your engagement is needed:

Call your State Legislator and urge them to support the Governor’s task force report on Responsible Retirement Reform.

You can find the contact information for your State Representative HERE and your State Senator HERE.

POAM will remain actively engaged with legislators and the Governor. When legislation is introduced, we will immediately notify you and provide you with an action alert.

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