OK Public Workers' Group To Fight Pension Bills - News9.com - Oklahoma City, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports |

NEWS

NEWS: Politics

OK Public Workers' Group To Fight Pension Bills

Posted: Updated:
The House and Senate bills would switch new workers from the traditional defined-benefit pension to a 401(k)-style defined contribution retirement system. The House and Senate bills would switch new workers from the traditional defined-benefit pension to a 401(k)-style defined contribution retirement system.
OKLAHOMA CITY -

A group that represents public workers in Oklahoma is issuing a call to action to its members and urging them to oppose measures to change the retirement system for newly hired state employees.

Oklahoma Public Employees Association Executive Director Sterling Zearley said Monday the group opposes bills in both the House and Senate that would switch new workers from the traditional defined-benefit pension to a 401(k)-style defined contribution retirement system.

2/16/2014 Related Story: Your Vote Counts: Pension Reform

Zearley said he's been working with legislators for several years to get a pay increase for state workers, which is unlikely to happen this year because of budget constraints.

He said state workers are not willing to take away the pension for new hires without an agreement to substantially increase salaries.

Special Features

iPhone App

Get breaking news, weather, sports & video directly on your iPhone.

Mobile Alerts

Get breaking news, headlines, weather alerts & more on your cell phone.

Radars

See where weather is happening using our live interactive radars.

Classifieds

Use our free classifieds to find the things you need or sell your items.

TV Schedule

Need to know what's on TV? Check out our television schedule.

Live Radar

ESP Interactive

Featured

  • PoliticalMore>>

  • With 2016 in mind, Perry heads to New Hampshire

    With 2016 in mind, Perry heads to New Hampshire

    Friday, August 22 2014 4:54 AM EDT2014-08-22 08:54:16 GMT
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry is testing his presidential prospects in New Hampshire while carrying the scars of old political stumbles and a recent indictment.More >>
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry is testing his presidential prospects in New Hampshire as he defiantly dismisses a recent indictment and tries to convince voters that he's an improved version of the 2012 candidate who stumbled...More >>
  • Democrats reframe debate on health care

    Democrats reframe debate on health care

    Friday, August 22 2014 4:37 AM EDT2014-08-22 08:37:17 GMT
    One of the most vulnerable Senate Democrats is standing by his vote for President Barack Obama's health care law, a fresh sign that the unpopular mandate may be losing some of its political punch.More >>
    One of the most vulnerable Senate Democrats is standing by his vote for President Barack Obama's health care law, a fresh sign that the unpopular mandate may be losing some of its political punch.More >>
  • Obama faces options in Iraq and Syria

    Obama faces options in Iraq and Syria

    Friday, August 22 2014 3:45 AM EDT2014-08-22 07:45:45 GMT
    At the heart of President Barack Obama's quandary over the Islamic State militants is their haven in Syria.More >>
    At the heart of President Barack Obama's quandary over the Islamic State militants is their haven in Syria.More >>
Powered by WorldNow
News 9
7401 N. Kelley Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73111
OKLAHOMA CITY'S OWN TM
Oklahoma's Own News9.com is proud to provide Oklahomans with timely and relevant news and information, sharing the stories, pictures and loves of Oklahomans across our great state including Oklahoma City's Own.
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014, WorldNow and KWTV. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.