Respect Ohio's Retired Teachers, Restore Their Promised COLA

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Mary Angela Francis
4 weeks ago
Teachers deserve far more respect than given.

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Martha Pendleton
4 weeks ago
Martha Pendleton
Have had only a couple COLA increases in 20 years of retirement

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Mark Setterberg
4 weeks ago
It's the right thing to do.

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Mary Murray
1 month ago
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Melanie Beyersdofer
Jan 14, 2021
I am signing this petition because my husband is getting a C0LA with his Social Security. When I retired, I considered that yearly COLA as part of my retirement. I am getting angrier by the day. When I protested in Columbus, I was so taken aback by the unbelievable facilities. Those facilities were built with my dollars. If I cannot have my cost of living raise, employees of STRS should not get a cost-of-living raise or a bonus. You say that is the way to keep good employees. I was a great employee. I gave so much of my life to the children I taught. That is my money and I worked very hard for it. 76% is great. You’ll never get to 100% so we’ll never get our COLA but you’ll get yours.

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Robyn Tasker
Jan 9, 2021
My daughter is a teacher and I want her to receive COLAs when she retires. The cost of living will keep rising, so should the retirement checks of those who've worked their entire lives to reach retirement

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Cheryl Brophy
Jan 9, 2021
As a retired teacher we need COLA to make ends meet as prices continue to rise. If large bonuses can be afforded for investors, so can raises for teachers.

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Ryan Johnquest
Jan 7, 2021
It's only right!

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Chris Hafer
Jan 7, 2021
We were promised COLA for our total retirement.
Stop your raises until we have ours. You are way behind.

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christine Widrich
Jan 7, 2021
Retired teachers are suffering because of no COLA while STRS management and employee s have received generous salary increases and benefits each year that there has been no COLA