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President's Message:

John Masterjohn

 

Well, I am in trouble with Lee (ARSCE News editor).  No, not really, I should be but she is very understanding and covers me with these articles. I was supposed to have my column to her by the middle of March, but here it is April 1st! Maybe I shouldnít even mention the reason it was late, but I will. It was because my lovely wife and I and 6 others were down in Puerto Vallarta playing bridge, sitting by the pool, visiting little villages, and swimming in the warm ocean.

 

Enough about meóletís talk about what I think the City is proposing to the unions on retirement. I havenít seen their proposal yet, but the rumor is that itís a two-tiered system. Everyone that Iíve talked to from the City has assured me that it would not affect usóthe current retirees or anyone in the system now.

 

Since I left the position as Building Manager of the Seattle Labor Temple, I donít get to talk to the labor community as much as I used to, of course. I will try and contact some friends and see where they are in the negotiations. Also I will be reaching out to the person who is helping us get in contact with the current employees to let them know they can become members of ARSCE. I hope all of you will talk to any current employees you may know and tell them they, too, can become ARSCE members.

 

We had a really nice luncheon in March, not large, but it was nice to see a few old friends. I believe everyone had a good time and the food was great. For June, I understand weíll be trying out a new site in the north end. Please take note of the reservation form on page 12. The sooner you sign up for the luncheon, the better.

 

We still havenít made a decision on the new Financial Secretary position, so if you or anyone you know might be interested, please let us know.

 

I want to thank all the members who ran for positions on the ARSCE Board and to congratulate the winners. We will be swearing in the newly elected Board members at the June luncheon, so sign up soon and join us. Oh, I already said that! Well, you have probably heard enough from me for now, so Iíll close.

 

Yours,

 

John Masterjohn

Reprinted from the ARSCE News, May - June, 2015, p. 1.

 

Events

 

ARSCE Executive Board Meeting, Wednesday, May 13, 2015. Northgate Community Center,10510 5th Ave NE, Seattle.  All members are invited to attend.

 

ARSCE Summer Luncheon, Wednesday, June 10, 2015.  Join your friends for a delectable Italian buffet; meet your new board and officers.  Click here for details and registration.

 

 

Seattle City Council Studies Possible Changes to Retirement System

 

Council staff has prepared a report on possible directions the City might elect to take in revising the current system.  Click here to view the council page and read the report.

 

Benefits Questions?

 

Do you have a question about your benefits from the City of Seattle?  You can email Renee Freiboth of the Personnel Department directly at benefits@arsce.org.  Renee will select some queries for her article in the ARSCE News; others she will answer directly.

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