Monday, August 15, 2011

We're So Screwed


PROVIDENCE — A Superior Court judge has reinforced a state Supreme Court decision that says public-employee unions can’t go to bat for retired workers if the former workers have a dispute with a municipality. ...

The union filed a grievance in 2006 on behalf of retired teachers, saying the school board had no right to create two health-care premium rates –– one for working teachers and another for retirees. As a result of the change, premium rates for retirees increased by about 55 percent, compared with 10 percent for active employees.

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