OAPSE is fighting to save your pension and your retirement security. We are pushing back against Senate Bill 151 (SB151), which would freeze and reduce the Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) for current and future retirees under SERS. We hope you will join us for a rally at the Statehouse and SERS!
And click on the videos below to get current information about the proposed COLA cuts and how you can join us for the Rally at the Statehouse and SERS in Columbus on June 7.
You should have received a phone call from Director Joe Rugola, and an email with the latest on the rally. We are encouraging members from all over Ohio to carpool to Columbus for the Wednesday, June 7 Rally at the Statehouse and SERS. We will meet at the Sheraton Columbus Hotel at Capitol Square, 75 E. State St., Columbus, Ohio 43215 and move to the Statehouse and onto SERS once we are all together.
Registration opens at 9:30 a.m. on the second floor of the Sheraton. That’s where you will get your t-shirt. At 10:30 a.m., we will start our day with a brief meeting that will include the latest information on the status of SB151 and the COLA issue and an overview of the day’s activities. We will provide lunch before we march together across the street to the Statehouse. From there, we will have a short march to the SERS building at 300 E. Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215.
OAPSE will pay mileage and parking to drivers, and we are encouraging carpools. Please fill your cars! In addition to your t-shirt and lunch, we will provide $15 to attendees to cover other food expenses during your day.
We plan to finish up by 3 p.m. so you can beat rush hour traffic out of town.
To help us plan, please RSVP for the Rally at the Statehouse and SERS by calling Rob Fantauzzo at the state office on our toll-free number, 1-800-786-2773.
See you in Columbus on June 7!