What We’ve Accomplished

  • 1985 – 1995:  Supported one-time pension increases.
  • 1993:   Supported a constitutional amendment to keep retirement trust funds from being used for any other purpose.
  • 1997 and 2001:  Advocacy for the 1.5% Guaranteed Annual Benefit Adjustment (GABA) and the GABA increase to 3% respectively.
  • 2009:  Proposed and obtained passage of HB 315, which provides an inflationary adjustment to the base amount of pension and annuity income that is exempt from state income taxes.
  • 2013:   Filed a lawsuit and were granted a preliminary injunction that prevented the implementation of a reduction in the GABA for current retirees.
  • 2015:   District court issued a permanent injunction and the lawsuit was settled without an appeal to the state supreme court.
  • Succeeded in convincing MPERA to return to mailing change of benefit notices to retirees.