Articles about Your Retirement that may be useful to Massachusetts retirees.
Situation In Mass. Vastly Different
DECEMBER 4, 2013: A federal bankruptcy judge has granted approval for the City of Detroit to move forward with its bankruptcy protection plan – a plan that will include cuts to the pensions of existing city retirees and future benefits of active employees.
Frank Valeri To Take Reins In December
SEPTEMBER 10, 2013: Beginning this December, our Association will have a new President.
In something of a surprise to many members, at last Friday’s Annual Meeting and biannual election, President Ralph White announced that he was not seeking election for a new two-year term.
NOVEMBER 2012 VOICE: At long last the twelve-member Special Commission on Accidental Disability held its initial meeting this September at the State House.
SEPTEMBER 21, 2012: Members turned out, by the hundreds, at the Annual Meetings, first in Randolph and then in Pittsfield for those living in Western Mass. “While the western meeting has traditionally been held in Pittsfield, this was our fourth year at Lantana’s in Randolph,” according to Association Meeting Coordinator Leo Delaney.
Last Year, we held our first brunch meeting for our members living in the Southeastern region. Because of its success, we're going to do it once again - different date but same place and time.
Friday, June 15, 2012, 11:00 am
Radison Hotel - Plymouth Harbor
180 Water Street, Plymouth
There are plenty of door prizes, as well as guest speakers, and no charge!
Space is Limited, Reserve Your Tickets Today!
MAY 11, 2012: June is just around the corner and with it comes our Annual Greater Boston Luncheon to be held on June 22, 2012 at 12:00 noon. Once again, it will be held at the Holiday Inn, Route 1, Dedham.
Our Annual Spring Luncheon is a great opportunity to enjoy lunch with your former coworkers and fellow retirees, while hearing the latest retirement and healthcare news from Association officials. Guests are always welcome at our events as well.
Association Appointed To Commissions
JANUARY 2012: Anyone hoping that the recently passed “Pension Reform III” (Chapter 176) would mark the end, at least for the foreseeable future, of further changes in pension and health insurance benefits will be sorely disappointed. Contained within the final pages of the new law is the establishment of four separate studies or commissions – all aimed at making greater changes to pension and health insurance benefits.
JANUARY 2012 VOICE: As clearly evident from the lead story, our Association is disappointed at the outcome of the latest installment of Pension Reform, which, we believe, saddles future employees with the debt created by past generations of government officials who failed to properly fund the government’s share of pension obligations. In addition to seeking fair and equitable treatment for future government workers, we also strongly advocated our position that existing benefit inequalities be addressed through Pension Reform III.
Earnings Cap Raised
JANUARY 2012 VOICE: Of interest to some members in the new Pension Reform law (Chapter 176), Senate leaders agreed to a floor amendment, sponsored by the Mass. Police Association and backed by our Association, that increases the part-time earnings limits for superannuation retirees who return to public service, on part-time basis, within Massachusetts government. Senator Michael Rodriques (D-Westport) carried the amendment on the Senate floor, which was unanimously accepted.