With West Virginia teacher vacancies already at crisis level, it's hard to understand how anyone can justify the benefit cuts being proposed by the PEIA Finance Board.
Labor representatives were recently removed/replaced on the PEIA Finance Board. The revised board has now proposed an array of measures that put the burden squarely on past, present and future teachers and their families, as reported by WV Metro News.
The board has scheduled only three public hearings this month - with none in Huntington - to get public input on these changes. Do you think this is acceptable?
Giving a raw deal to current and retired educators is no way to reverse the exodus of our young professionals, and is definitely not in the best interest of West Virginia's children and seniors.
Contact: PEIA Director: Ted Cheatham 304-558-7850, ext.52634
Chief Financial Officer: Jason Haught firstname.lastname@example.org 304-558-7850, ext. 52642
(Thanks to Diane Magnone, my sister Legislative candidate from Weirton, for sharing this alert.)
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