See our LEGISLATIVE UPDATES page for 2023-2024 Highlights!
During the 2022 Legislative Session, MRSEA joined together with 21 other groups advocating for the long-term sustainability of our public employee pensions plans as a means for our members to achieve a dignified and fulfilling retirement. This group is called the Public Employee Pension Coalition (PEPC) and includes all Minnesota public employee unions, Police, Firefighters, Teachers, Nurses, Engineers, Higher Education Faculty groups, the Minnesota AFL-CIO, and a variety of Retiree Organizations. MRSEA Board members attended each meeting of the Legislative Commission on Pensions and Retirement (LCPR) and testified in support of measures that would reduce the erosion of the value of our pensions caused by ever increasing inflation.
The LCPR is a key legislative commission consisting of members of both political parties from both the House and Senate. The Pension Commission functions both during the legislative session and during the interim. During the legislative session, the Pension Commission functions as a joint meeting of the House and Senate subcommittee on pensions, processing an average of 50 pension bills during each legislative session and forwarding its recommendations and suggested amendments to the House and Senate standing committees with jurisdiction over public pensions. A number of good pensions bills were introduced by members of both political parties and of both houses of the legislature. Unfortunately, none of them successfully passed both houses. The LCPR home page https://www.lcpr.mn.gov/ is a great resource for information on pension legislation.
The 2023 legislative session began at noon on Tuesday, January 3rd. MRSEA will be actively involved in advocating for the long-term sustainability of our pensions and relief from the erosion of the value of our pensions caused by ever increasing inflation. We will be calling on YOU and ask you to contact your legislators and ask them to support the adequacy and sustainability of the pensions you have earned through a lifetime of service to the citizens of the State of Minnesota.
Many of our members ask how they can personally get involved in expressing their opinion to their legislative representatives on pension and retirement matters or other issues important to them.
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take a look below at our virtual 2o22 Annual meeting that occured on may, 25, 2022!