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Click here to read Joe Rugola’s full testimony to the Subcommittee on Social Security.
You can take action today to stop the unfair Social Security measures that strip OAPSE members of the benefits you should get when you retire.
Help us tell Congress to repeal the Government Pension Offset (GPO) and Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP). These laws reduce earned social security benefits and reduce or eliminate spousal survival benefits of thousands of OAPSE members and other workers who collect a public pension. These members who have already suffered the death of their spouse are suffering further when their retirement benefits are gutted by the GPO and WEP. They are counting on those survival benefits – earned by a spouse who worked in the private sector – and are devastated when they find out their retirement benefits will be cuts by 2/3 or even cut 100 percent.
Click here to read the stories of five OAPSE members who are impacted by the GPO. They represent the thousands of OAPSE members who are delaying retirement well into their 70s after decades of working because they just cannot afford to live without the spousal benefit.
OAPSE and AFSCME International are urging Congress to stop this injustice. We want to make sure members of Congress know we are serious and we want action.
Click on the petition to download and print a copy. Fill it with signatures and return to your local officers, field representative or the state office.
Let’s get as many signatures as we can to turn into Congress and turn up the heat on this issue!
It’s unfair and it needs to stop. Get those petitions completed and send a loud message to Congress to repeal the GPO and WEP.
Click here or click the image below to get a printable petition.