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CalPERS once kicked the tobacco habit. Now it’s reconsidering

Posted Dec 16, 2016 by Jamee V    2 Comment(s)  0 Likes Like Dislike

The ongoing battle between CalPERS investing in the Tobacco industry has come to fruition this week as CalPERS is reopening a decade-long discussion about reinvesting in Tobacco after a 16-year ban. 

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CalPERS Knocked for Missing Wells Fargo Warning Signs

Posted Dec 09, 2016 by CSR Website Administrator    0 Comment(s)  0 Likes Like Dislike

Sacramento, CA - By Chris Reed

Critics of Wells Fargo’s scandal are raising questions about why the California Public [Read More...]



Yes on Prop 61 Rally

Posted Nov 02, 2016 by Jamee V    0 Comment(s)  0 Likes Like Dislike

Yes on Prop 61 Rally with Bernie Sanders takes place Monday, November 7th on the west steps of the Capitol. CSR will be in attendance. Please join us!

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California seniors rally to lower drug costs | Yes on Prop. 61

Posted Oct 19, 2016 by Jamee V    0 Comment(s)  0 Likes Like Dislike

CSR joined with other senior groups on the Capitol steps Oct. 17 to rally in support of Prop. 61, which would help stop runaway drug prices and save the state an estimated $1 billion a year.

 

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Governor approves Secure Choice Retirement Plan

Posted Sep 29, 2016 by Jamee Villa    0 Comment(s)  0 Likes Like Dislike

Millions of Californians soon will have an easy way to save for a more comfortable and dignified retirement now that Gov. Jerry Brown has signed Senate Bill 1234, landmark legislation creating the California Secure Choice Retirement Plan.

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Bill to raise funeral benefit is vetoed

Posted Sep 28, 2016 by Jamee Villa    0 Comment(s)  0 Likes Like Dislike

A bill that would have authorized the California Public Employees’ Retirement System to adjust the current $2,000 post-retirement death benefit for state and school retirees was vetoed by Gov. Jerry Brown on Sept. 26.
 

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Celebration of life for Gus Lease is set for Oct. 1 at SJSU

Posted Sep 15, 2016 by Jamee Villa    1 Comment(s)  0 Likes Like Dislike

Music was his life, so it is fitting that the celebration of life for Gus C. Lease will be in the Music Building Concert Hall at San Jose State University at 1 p.m. Oct. 1. A reception will follow on the lawn between the Music Building and the SJSU Event Center.

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Surprise medical billing measure heads to Jerry Brown

Posted Sep 07, 2016 by Jamee Villa    0 Comment(s)  0 Likes Like Dislike

Assemblyman Rob Bonta, D-Alameda, calls on lawmakers to approve his measure to end surprise medical bills from out-of-network doctors, on the final day of the legislative session. 

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Barbara LaPlante – CSR’s first female president – passes away

Posted Aug 18, 2016 by Dani Schenone    0 Comment(s)  -1 Likes Like Dislike

Barbara LaPlante, the first female president of California State Retirees, Inc., passed away Aug. 14. She was 89.

LaPlante also had the distinction of holding the position of president – formerly known as director – for more than 10 years, longer than any previous member of California State Retirees, Inc., which is now known as California State Retirees. She also held many other positions in the organization, including regional director.

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Supreme Court deadlock upholds win for unions in fee case

Posted Mar 29, 2016 by Bob Hendricks    0 Comment(s)  0 Likes Like Dislike

In this 2013, photo provided by Center for Individual Rights, Rebecca Friedrichs, a veteran Orange County, Calif., public school teacher, poses for a portrait. A tie vote from the Supreme Court means public sector unions in about half the states can continue collecting fees from workers who choose not to join. The justices on Tuesday, March 29, 2016, divided 4-4 in a case that considered whether public employees represented by a union can be required to pay "fair share" fees covering collective bargaining costs even if they are not members. Courtesy of the Center for Individual Rights via AP Greg Schneider

In this 2013, photo provided by Center for Individual Rights, Rebecca Friedrichs, a veteran Orange County, Calif., public school teacher, poses for a portrait. A tie vote from the Supreme Court means public sector unions in about half the states can continue collecting fees from workers who choose not to join. The justices on Tuesday, March 29, 2016, divided 4-4 in a case that considered whether public employees represented by a union can be required to pay "fair share" fees covering collective bargaining costs even if they are not members. 

Courtesy of the Center for Individual Rights via AP Greg Schneider.

 

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