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Is there anyone with a union position that may have legitimate information about legislation regarding the oft proposed "25/75" early retirement bill?

My last reading, several years ago, had current officers having to decide within six months of the bills passage to "opt in". Any officer hired after the date of the bills passage would require a person to work 25 years and retire with 75 percent of that person's base pay. The current 80 percent retirement plan would only continue to exist for the officers who didn't "opt in".

I'm sure, because of the state of affairs, it may seem palatable to some. However, I'm not so sure that the state could afford to fund the mass exodus.

Any solid information out there?........I have a pen in my hand!
 

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75/25 is just so guys can get out ealier with a bigger portion of their retirement. I believe you could still work the 32 years, and get your full 80%, even with the 75/25 implemented, it just means if you want to get out ealier, instead of doing 28 years for your 75%, or 29.5, you get out at 25 with 75%. Cut and dry.

thats the way it was explained to me anyway, but what do I know, we C/O's are group 2 anyway and have to work till we're 60.
 
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we C/O's are group 2 anyway and have to work till we're 60.
Oh, working those hours? You poor thing!!! :rolleyes: :p

The MTA killed 25/75 every time by adding a rider to include teachers, even though the bill was clearly intended for police & fire. We won't see it again until Coupe Deval is a distant, unpleasant memory, if ever.
 

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Oh, working those hours? You poor thing!!! :rolleyes: :p

The MTA killed 25/75 every time by adding a rider to include teachers, even though the bill was clearly intended for police & fire. We won't see it again until Coupe Deval is a distant, unpleasant memory, if ever.
Fuckin' teachers union! It isn't enough that they get summers off, they have to horn in on our action? And yeah, they get summers off, my in laws, including my brother in law, are teachers in the public schools.
 

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There is no way the legislature would think of moving this bill along at this time. There is to much Anti-police feelings with the public. The Flagman bill wasn't about saving money it was a wack, by the speaker of the House, at Police unions about there support of the Casino bill.
 
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We're the only entity in the state that handles custodies/prisoners that does not have group 4 retirement.
You're also the only entity in the state that handles custodies/prisoners that doesn't work after dark or on weekends or holidays.
 
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I'll mail you an application.
You can't mail me something that doesn't exist. :p

In all seriousness, the reason cops have Group 4 retirement is that due to the screwed-up hours and schedules we have to work, we tend to not live all that long after retirement. The fact that some hacks have managed to jump on our bandwagon is no fault of ours.
 

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You'd be amazed how miserable some C/O's are, even with their weekends and holidays off. A very close friend of mine regrets leaving the PD to take the C/O job, and reminds me of it every day.

"You can return it with your check made out to the appropriate campaign committee."

We don't donate money, we hold signs, make phone calls, and tend to keep our breeding within the same family so that we can really stress nepotism when hiring.
 

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Nobody has anything to worry about regarding how they will sign up for 25/75. I talked to guys on my PD who have since retired who said that when they started in the early 70s everyone thought that some sort of 25/75 was not only inevitable but right around the corner. They were probably closer to it then than we are now.
 
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