AFSCME Retirees push for COLA

Our partners in the Retired Public Employees Council of Washington urged the House Appropriations Committee to pass HB 2511 to provide a one-time cost-of-living adjustment for PERS 1 retirees.

RPEC member Denny Johnston, a retired Federation member, said it’s been years since the last increase, retirees’ buying power has decreased and health care costs have increased.

The modest July 1, 2018, increase is only fair, he said.