WHAT: EARLY VOTING FOR PENSION BOARD TRUSTEE
WHEN: THIS Monday, JAN 28th – Friday, FEB 1st
TIME: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
WHERE: CITY HALL, PENSION OFFICE 2nd Floor Annex Building
WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO VOTE: FULL TIME EMPLOYEES ***UPDATE*** – It has come to our attention that full time eligible employees have been turned away when attempting to vote. We are working to get the situation addressed. Please reply to firstname.lastname@example.org if you were turned away by the pension office. Also, remember to bring your City ID badge.
The Pension Board trustee position representing City employees is up and Christopher Cassidy, AFSCME Local 2432 President, is being challenged by Lorie Mertens-Black who is an Executive in the City Manager’s Office. IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT THE UNION MAINTAINS THIS SEAT ON THE PENSION BOARD. CHRIS NEEDS YOUR VOTE!
The City Manager’s Office and City Commission already control 4 seats on the 7 member Board, and we can’t afford to lose a Union voice. Christopher Cassidy is committed to following the ordinance as written, not as re-interpreted by different City Hall administrations. With contract negotiations on-going, this is a critical time for our Union to keep OUR voice on the Pension Board.
Since we elected Chris to represent us on the Pension Board 3 years ago, OUR pension fund has grown by $65 Million, from $285 Million to $350 Million.
Over the past few years, Chris has attended many educational seminars, and has earned the highly recognized CAPPP and CPPT pension certifications, as has Phyllis Shaw (our other AFSCME member on the Board). Our two AFSCME Trustees are the only Board members who have completed and earned both pension trustee certifications. None of the trustees appointed or controlled by the City have completed and earned both of these certifications.
WE NEED CHRIS’ VOTE ON THE PENSION BOARD! VOTE FOR CHRISTOPHER CASSIDY FOR PENSION BOARD TRUSTEE, AND ENCOURAGE YOUR CO-WORKERS TO COME ALONG TO VOTE…CHRIS NEEDS EVERY VOTE FOR THIS IMPORTANT ELECTION!
Barbara Armand – Vice President, AFSCME Local 2432