Keep the Promise: PSEA Pension Toolkit

As state budget negotiations continue, legislators keep pushing for a pension plan similar to the one Gov. Wolf vetoed in June.

No matter what happens during negotiations, PSEA's position on pensions will remain clear and consistent.

We oppose a 401(k)-type pension plan for new employees. We will work to preserve our defined benefit retirement system, defend against unconstitutional changes to current employees' benefits, fight proposals that add to the pension debt legislators have racked up, and protect the retirement security of all school employees.

We will oppose any bill that violates these goals - no matter who proposes it. And if any bill that violates the constitution becomes law, PSEA will go to court to fight it.

Email your legislators today. Tell them to oppose pension attacks on school employees and pass a long-term budget that increases school funding.

Attention new members: You must make a critical decision about your pension within 45 days of being notified by PSERS. Learn more on the "Information for new members" page of the pension toolkit.

Keystone Research Center pension primers
The Keystone Research Center recently released a series of short “pension primers” to explain complex details at the heart of the pension debate. Find the complete set of primers at

Talking About Your Pension:

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