California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a pension reform bill Wednesday which, among other things, increases the retirement age for future public employees, limits post-retirement employment for all employees and ends the purchasing of additional service credit time for all employees, according to California Federation of Teachers Legislative Representative Dolores Sanchez.
The changes are probably necessary, given the fact that the state’s pension system is on the
brink of insolvency. But the reforms are not sitting well with union activists.
Oakland teacher Ana Turetsky predicts “civil unrest” lies ahead, due to the pension changes: