1st is an important date in the pension reform that was passed by the
legislature and signed by the Governor.
If purchasing or transferring credit to achieve vesting (15 years of service)
can be accomplished, you should seriously consider it. If you do not have 15
years of service on July 1, your COLA will not be automatically 3% upon
retirement...it will be the CPI or 3%, whichever is less. Also, your pension
will be based on a 5 year calculation instead of a 3 year calculation (which
will lower your pension most likely). So, if you can get to the 15 year mark
through the purchase of military time or transfer of time from another pension
system, you need to seriously consider it.
Current information will be posted as soon as it is available.
Brothers and Sisters, Please read the note from State FOP President Jay
McDonald. The Right to Work Movement is building. Don't be fooled
into signing their petitions. This movement is bad for all workers, public
The information in red was copied from
, the Associated Builders and Contractors (the anti-union contractors). It
outlines how they will pay for signatures to put Right to Work FOR LESS on the
ballot. It talks about how groups can be given money to collect signatures.
This effort is serious. The goal of RTW is to bankrupt unions, including yours.
We learned in the SB 5 fight that we need to be prepared to win, before we can
win. We need to utilize this time now. We need to build our database of email
addresses and phone numbers. We need to have the membership information in order
to defeat RTW because we will rely on YOU, the membership, to carry the message
about why RTW is bad for Ohio.
We will need you and your Brothers and Sisters to be able to carry the message
Right to work laws lower wages for everyone. In RTW states, they make on average
$5000 less in annual salary for all jobs---union and non-union. We will need you
and your Brothers and Sisters to explain to your neighbors that Right to work
laws just aren't fair to dues-paying members. If a nonunion worker is fired
illegally, the union must use its time and money to defend him or her, even if
that requires going through a costly legal process. Everyone benefits, so all
should share in the process. Non-members can even sue the union if they think it
has not represented them well enough.
Please, PLEASE, go to
www.fopvotes.org/survey and enter your information so that we can call upon
you to help us protect your FOP. If you are in the FOPA, please collect the
names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of your Brothers and Sisters
in the FOPA and email them to Aaron Crawford at
email@example.com, so that we can
communicate with them.
This is so important, we are not waiting . We are getting ramped up now to
defend our membership. Remember, UNITED WE STAND, DIVIDED WE WILL SURELY FAIL.
WE GOT YOUR BACK!
Jay McDonald, Ohio State FOP President
Lodge #143/Lodge #149 FOP Challenge Coins- NOW ON SALE!
Pres. Dobbins and V. Pres. Haines both have coins to sell.
The last contract resulted in an agreement to permit bargaining unit employees* in the
service of the state to receive credit for prior service with the State, the
Ohio National Guard, or any political subdivision of the State for the purposes
of computing vacation leave in accordance with Ohio Revised Code section 9.44.
These provisions become effective July 1, 2010. The contractual language also
provides that the new vacation accrual rates shall take effect starting the pay
period immediately following the pay period that includes the date the
Department of Administrative Services processes and approves the employee’s
Delta Dental has a PPO program (for maximum benefit savings) and a
Premier program. The program benefits you receive is determined by
the dentist you choose to use. Please check to ensure your dentist
is covered under one of these programs.
You can still receive benefits by using a dentist that is not listed in
either of these programs, but it will mean MORE out of pocket money for
Click on the Benefits Trust Icon above for more information and updates
on dental benefits.
• The FOP HealthTrans Access card is a FREE card.
• Save 10% to 85% on the cost of both brand and generic medications.
• The entire family, friends, and complete strangers can use the card.
• There are no limits on the number of prescriptions.
• Members with existing Insurance coverage may find additional savings can be
• Uninsured or underinsured individuals and families welcome the discounts.
• Helping people save money never felt so good.
Simple take the card to your local pharmacy. The pharmacist will calculate the
cost using your current prescription plan, and if you don't have one, wait till
you see the savings, and the OHFOP Discount plan. They then will offer you both
prices and you choose which is least expensive. It's that simple.
You can go online and preview which Pharmacies in your area offer your
prescriptions and the cost and also get discounts on lab work as well.
Savings has never been so easy. And there is ABSOLUTELY no fee to use the