VIDEO: Retired Teacher Calls Bevin Out For Risking Pensions
Posted September 04, 2015
At an event in Williamsburg, a retired Kentucky teacher had strong words for Matt Bevin about his plan that would jeopardize the retirement of Kentucky's teachers -- and for his failure to respond to a KTRS survey on pensions.
Kentucky Retired Teacher: “Discontinue this business of lumping us all together. We are different, there's different issues for each side. And I want that to be something. But in the Courier-Journal you did make it very clear, just exactly what you said today. And I was interested because we got the KTRS paper today that questions were asked of Bevin and Conway. And you did not respond to any of them.”
Bevin previously told the Courier-Journal that all new hires - including teachers - “must be enrolled in a standard 401(k) type plan similar to those in the private sector, and we must examine all options for moving existing employees into the same plan." The National Education Association said a plan like Bevin's could leave teachers "suddenly unable to retire."