Wednesday, April 14, 2010


Please contact your senator immediately to urge him or her to oppose changes that would increase how much you are required to contribute toward your pension – passing this legislation will NOT solve Michigan’s budget crisis. And, it will harm students, who could lose experienced teachers and staff who retire in order to avoid increased payments and penalties.

Say NO to an additional 3% payment to the retirement fund FROM YOUR PAYCHECKS! We can not allow the state to attempt to balance the State Budget on our BACKS!! (For a person earning $60,000, this would mean that $1800 would be cut from your pay. If you earn $80,000, this would mean $2400)

Say NO to a required payment of 20% toward your health care!

Say NO to punitive measures passed that would affect those who do not retire this year; i.e., increased medical costs in retirement, a freeze on experience paid out, etc.

Please use your cell phones and CALL TODAY! Or use your home emails, and email TODAY!!! Thank you! Gilda Jacobs is teacher-friendly! Nancy Cassis WANTS TO CUT YOUR PAY NOW!!!!

Senator Nancy Cassis
Phone: 517-373-1758
Fax: 517-373-0938

Senate Majority Leader Mike Bishop
Phone: 517-373-2417
Fax: 517-373-2694

Senator Gilda Jacobs
Phone: 517-373-7888
Fax: 517-373- 2983