MEA NEWSLETTER April 2015

MEA NEWSLETTER 

April 2015 

In this issue: 

Mayor Ed Lee to Attend MEA Meet the Candidates Night on June 1 

Retiree Challenge to Prop C Supplemental COLA Upheld by Court 

MEA Outreach Initiative – 25 New Members in First Month! 

MEA Board Retreat: 2015 Agenda Includes Expanded Training 

Meet and Confer Update: MEA Bargaining Around the City 

URGENT: Furloughs Negotiated in 2010 Set to Expire on June 30, 2015 

CCSF And MTA Management Training Funds for 2014-2015 Exhausted 

MEA 4th Quarter General Membership Meeting and Meet the Candidates Night 

Monday, June 1, 2015 at 6pm 

Special Guest: Mayor Ed Lee and Other Candidates Pending Confirmation 

Agenda: 

Candidate Q&A 

15-16 MEA Budget Presented 

The final meeting of FY14-15 will be held at San Francisco Main Library Latino/Hispanic Rooms A&B, 100 Larkin Street at Grove. The Library is closed on Monday nights, so please plan to arrive before 6:00 p.m. If you arrive after 6:00 p.m., you can enter at the far right door of the Grove Street entrance by calling the security office at 415-557-4357. Please remember to RSVP by emailing staff@sfmea.com or calling 415-989-7244. Refreshments are available starting at 5:30pm. Retiree Challenge to Prop C Supplemental COLA Upheld by Court 

In the aftermath of defeating Prop B, Jeff Adachi’s attack on health and retirement benefits in 2011, city employee unions in San Francisco stepped up to develop a solution to the serious retirement fund issues brought on by the great recession and the collapse of the stock market. Our goal was to find a fair way to help the pension plan recover from the $3 billion loss it suffered, to protect and maintain services and programs, and to stop politicians from attacking public employee pensions to further their own careers. We insisted on a fact-based analysis and, as a result, negotiated Prop C – a pension ballot measure which was passed overwhelmingly by San Francisco voters in 2011.

The central tenet of Prop C was that everyone would make some contribution to ensure retirement sustainability – the employer, employees – young, old, active, retired,

 

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