Category Archives: Social Security

Resolutions on Vouchers, Privatization, Social Security Fairness—For Use at March 22 Party Conventions

On Saturday, March 22, many Republican Party precinct conventions and all Democratic Party precinct conventions will be held across Texas. (The Democratic precinct conventions for the first time this year will be folded into conventions held at the countywide or … Continue reading

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Contact Congress in Support of Social Security Fairness! (Part Two)

Texas AFT previously provided you with a new e-mail letter you can send to your member of the U.S. House in support of the Social Security Fairness Act. The legislation would repeal two unfair federal Social Security offsets that harm … Continue reading

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Contact Congress in Support of Social Security Fairness!

Now that the U.S. Congress is done for the time being with the artificially manufactured government-shutdown crisis, it is time for federal lawmakers to turn their attention to real issues. One that deserves high priority from every member of the … Continue reading

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Update on Social Security Fairness Act of 2013

As the U.S. Congress prepares to return from an August/September recess next week, it is time for an update on the status of the Social Security Fairness Act of 2013. This legislation addresses an important Texas AFT and national AFT … Continue reading

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Send a Letter Urging Repeal of Harmful Social Security Offsets

Two companion bills have been filed in the current session of Congress to repeal unfair offsets that take earned Social Security benefits away from school retirees in Texas and from many other public employees nationwide. The companion bills, H.R. 1332 … Continue reading

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Social Security Fairness: It’s Up to Us—Send Your Letter Now

The 2011 edition of the Social Security Fairness Act is H.R. 1332, introduced on April 1 by Republican Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon and Democratic Rep. Howard Berman.  So far they have attracted as cosponsors an additional 121 House members of … Continue reading

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Social Security—“Last Five Years” Exception to GPO:

Heads up—it’s time for a reminder that there is an important exception to the application of one of those two harsh Social Security offsets that apply to many Texas school employees when they retire. We’re talking about the Government Pension … Continue reading

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Social Security Fairness Act Update

The tally of cosponsors of the U.S. House bill to repeal two unfair Social Security offsets, affecting Texas school retirees and other public servants in more than a dozen states, is now up to 108. The bill is H.R. 1332, … Continue reading

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Social Security Fairness—Status Report

The 2011 edition of the Social Security Fairness Act is H.R. 1332, introduced on April 1 by a bipartisan pair of Californians in the U.S. House.  Republican Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon and Democratic Rep. Howard Berman already have attracted as … Continue reading

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Social Security Fairness Bill Filed April 1, With 50 U.S. House Members on Board

A new version of the bill to repeal two unfair Social Security offsets that hurt Texas school retirees and other public employees was filed on April 1 in the U.S. House of Representatives. H.R. 1332 by Rep. Howard McKeon, Republican … Continue reading

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