March 03, 2011

CSEA, NYSUT disavow Tier VI recommendations in Governor’s report

Source: NYSUT Legislation

CSEA and NYSUT disavow the “preliminary recommendations” of the Governor’s Mandate Relief Redesign Team calling for a Tier VI in the state and local government pension system.

Such recommendations ignore the shared sacrifice already shouldered by public employees. Tier V reform was just implemented with union help in 2010 designed to save taxpayers $35 billion.  There are no immediate savings to be gained by a Tier VI reform.

No final meeting of the Redesign Team was held to review the recommendations and union representatives were not even the given the courtesy of an opportunity to review the draft document before it was released to the media.