Lehigh County Nursing Homes: Allow same sex domestic partnership benefits.
  • Petitioned Lehigh County Nursing Homes
  • Responded

This petition was delivered to:

Government center
Lehigh County Nursing Homes
President of UFCW 1176
Wendell W. Young, IV
See response
Executive Vice President
Don McGrogan
See response
Recorder
Barbara Johnson
Pennsylvania Governor
President of the United States
Pennsylvania State Senate
Pennsylvania State House
U.S. Senate
U.S. House of Representatives

Lehigh County Nursing Homes: Allow same sex domestic partnership benefits.

    1. Michele Schmidt
    2. Petition by

      Michele Schmidt

      Center Valley, PA

My partner and I have been together for 20 years. I retired from Lehigh County after 22 years of service with lifetime benefits. My partner is still employed with Lehigh County and is looking to retire. Unfortunately after her lengthy 23 years of service to the County, she is not entitled for lifetime benefits. When she retires she will be forced to purchase benefits. If domestic partnership was recognized in Lehigh County she would be eligible to receive health benefits under my plan. Many employees have spouses under their benefits after retirement and 90% of those spouses have never been a County employee. We've talked to congressmen, union members, and followed chain of command. Despite the fact that our insurance carrier Highmark will allow her to be covered under my plan she will never be eligible until the County recognizes this simple request. Please I ask you to sign this petition so everyone is treated equally in Lehigh County

To:
Lehigh County Nursing Homes, Government center
Wendell W. Young, IV, President of UFCW 1176
Don McGrogan, Executive Vice President
Barbara Johnson, Recorder
Pennsylvania Governor
President of the United States
Pennsylvania State Senate
Pennsylvania State House
U.S. Senate
U.S. House of Representatives
Allow same sex domestic partnership benefits.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    1. Decision-maker Wendell W. Young, IV responds:

      Wendell W. Young, IV

      i agree


    2. Reached 500 signatures
    3. Decision-maker Don McGrogan responds:

      Don McGrogan

      Allow same sex domestic partners to have the same benefits as a "married" couple.


    4. Response from Don McGrogan

      Michele Schmidt
      Petition Organiser

      Now is the time to correct the mistakes of the past. Domestic Partner Benefits is the right thing to do.

      Don McGrogan
      Executive Vice President
      dmcgrogan@ufcw1776.org

    5. Decision-maker Don McGrogan responds:

      Don McGrogan

      Now is the time to correct the mistakes of the past. Domestic Partner Benefits is the right thing to do.


    6. Looks like we're at a stand still at 472

      Michele Schmidt
      Petition Organiser

      Help us please. Pass to everyone you know and ask them to share! Thanks for your support in helping make this happen for us!

    7. Reached 250 signatures

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