CSR | Political Activity

With investments soft, CalPERS eyes higher contribution rates. What does that mean for workers?

Posted Nov 22, 2016 by Jamee V    1 Comment(s)  0 Likes Like Dislike

CalPERS is preparing more pension rate hikes, and they could cost government agencies billions of dollars.

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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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2017 CSR Board Election Schedule | Districts A, B, C

Posted Oct 18, 2016 by Jamee V    0 Comment(s)  0 Likes Like Dislike

Do you want to serve on the CSR Board of Directors? If so, now is the time! CSR has officially launched the 2017 Board Election Schedule for Districts A, B & C.

 

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New article offers perspective on public pensions

Posted Oct 17, 2016 by Dani Schenone    0 Comment(s)  0 Likes Like Dislike

Recent news articles have set their sights on public pensions, claiming that they are unsustainable and cost the state billions while public employees enjoy excessive retirement benefits. Recently, a Capital & Main author responded to a September article in the Los Angeles Times that claimed public pensions offer retirement security that is normally only available to the wealthy.

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OptumRX has finally released critical pieces of information in regards to the cost of prescription drugs.

Posted Oct 05, 2016 by Jamee V    0 Comment(s)  0 Likes Like Dislike

Sacramento, CA -  OptumRX has finally released critical pieces of information in regards to the cost of prescription drugs. This comes on the heels of CSR pushing for this critical data to be shared with the public during the open enrollment process. Many members were concerned they did not have the full story when choosing a provider.

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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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CalPERS board members comment on the pension debate

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

The recent back-and-forth debate over pensions for public employees always lands on important issues like employer contributions and discount rates. Lost in the discord, though, is what’s ultimately at stake: the financial future of millions of Americans. So let's get to the point and not fall into the tired trap of looking back: It's time to put SB 400, the 1999 California legislation that changed benefits for public workers, behind us. 

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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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