During a July 27th meeting, the current president of MSEA announced that his union is planning to implement [u]a new fee for people in the Maine State Retirement System[/u]. Although Dana Graham refused to provide the meeting with additional information about when these fees would be implemented, or how much the retirees will lose from each check, I sincerely hope that information will be forthcoming. Retirement checks are an important source of income for a lot of Mainers.
If you know anyone who belongs to the Maine State Retirement System, please make sure they are aware of Dana Graham's announcement. With a little luck, our state retirees will get a chance to take a close look at the MSEA expenses and questionable accounting practices. Unless the MSEA becomes willing to improve many of their practices, I hope all retirees affected by this new fee will refuse to make these payments.
To learn more about an upcoming arbitration case against MSEA, which is supposed to involve a fair and impartial judge/arbitrator, please visit [b][url]http://www.unfairshare.org/arbitration.htm[/url].[/b]
The so-called "fair share" fee was determined in a very unfair manner, and seems to be taking advantage of many hard-working state employees.