A CALL FOR ACTION FOR THE VETERANS BUY BACK:
A04313 / S04124
First- please call your local Assembly Representative, and State Senator and urge their support.
Secondly- call Assemly Speaker Carl Heastie at (518) 455-4800, and Senate President Dean Skelos at (518) 455-3171 and urge them to "get the Bills language into the budget resolution".
The legislation is currently awaiting action by the Governor.
This bipartisan bill would allow all honorably discharged military veterans to buy-back up to 3 years of pension credit for their military service.
Currently, veterans who served outside of specified time periods and locations are not eligible to receive the same benefit.
CSEA Local 614 And Its Many Members
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CSEA Local 614 Honors Veterans
Some members of the CSEA Local 614 Veterans Committee were present for a Veterans Day Ceremony that was held at the flagpoles outside Stony Brook University Medical Center. During the ceremony all Veterans of the United States Armed Forces were remembered and honored for their service. After the ceremony the Veterans were invited to attend a breakfast that Union Officers hosted to honor the Veterans.
Pictured are left to right: Glenn Pelkofski, James Tissot, Randall Thomas, Freddie Eddins, Frank Lombardi and in front, Justin Spero. Not in picture but present, Maryann Phelps
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