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Washington Supreme Court Considers COLA and Gainsharing Lawsuits

On October 24th, Washington’s Supreme Court heard the arguments against the Legislature’s repeal of two pension benefits — gainsharing and of the UCOLA, or Uniform Cost-of-Living Adjustment.   In 2011, the repeal of the UCOLA took effect, eliminating the ongoing UCOLA adjustment for retired Plan 1 members.  RPEC along with WEA and the Washington Federation sued to restore the UCOLA pension …

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2013 RPEC Convention Summary

The 42nd Annual RPEC Convention was held in Yakima, Washington on September 26-28, 2013, at the Yakima Convention Center. Election Results Executive Committee: PRESIDENT: Gwen Rench VICE-PRESIDENT: (To be addressed at next Executive Board meeting) TREASURER: Ken Williams SECRETARY: Mary Marbles District Board Members: DISTRICT #1: Jim McDonald (Ch. 6,7,8,37,41) DISTRICT #2: Don Boxford (Ch. 15,25,26,27,45) DISTRICT #3: Kandy Kraig (Ch. 13,14,29,32,33,44,48) DISTRICT #4: Martin Manahan (Ch. 11,16,21,34,36,38,39) …

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2014 RPEC Legislative Priorities

As Approved by the 2014 RPEC Convention Click here to download a copy of the 2014 Legislative Priorities TOP TIER PRIORITIES Full funding of employer contribution rates to the pension plans. Oppose effort to create a new state retirement plan. Protect Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. Access to affordable health care to all retired public employees. STATE PRIORITIES Retirement Continue …

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Public Employee Benefit Board (PEBB) Passes New Premium Rates

Click here to read the PEBB Announcement Wednesday, July 17th, the PEBB Board met and passed 8 resolutions regarding the 2014 Premiums and Medical Plan designs.  Premium rates will change little in calendar year 2014.  Open enrollment when you can switch health plans will be in November. The charts on the premiums and the resolutions are below. Estimated Non-Medicare Retiree …

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